electronvolt


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electronvolt

(ɪˌlɛktrɒnˈvəʊlt)
n
(Units) a unit of energy equal to the work done on an electron accelerated through a potential difference of 1 volt. 1 electronvolt is equivalent to 1.602 × 10–19 joule. Symbol: eV

electronvolt

(eV) A unit of energy representing the energy acquired by an electron in passing through a potential difference of 1 volt. 1 eV = (1.6 ± 0.000 07) x 10-19 J.
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One electronvolt increase in the binding energies of both the Cd3[d.sub.3/2] and Cd3[d.sub.5/2] could be observed here.
Mass and energy are equivalent, according to Einstein, and scientists have noticed that the energy scale associated with dark energy, about one-thousandth of an electronvolt, is approximately the same as the masses associated with the three known types of neutrinos.
Best accommodated to such a scenario are particles, say neutrinos, having the rest energy of a few electronvolts. In this case they give the main contribution to dark mass.
Current estimates suggest that neutrinos may have a mass of roughly 2 electronvolts. In comparison, the electron has a mass of 511,000 electronvolts.
The machine at CERN, Europe's particlephysics laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland, will restart with collisions at 13 trillion electronvolts almost double the current record.
With collision energies capable of reaching 14 tera electronvolts (TeV), the collider is designed to push a proton beam close to the speed of light, sending it whizzing 11,000 times a second around a 27-kilometer (17-mile) tunnel some 100 meters (32 5 feet) below the ground in an area straddling the Swiss-French border.
The SE mode is the most important because these electrons can be collected easily using a positively biased collector grid placed on one side of the specimen due to the low exit energy of a few electronvolts. Unlike SE, BSE move on straight trajectories and are not affected by electrostatic collection fields (Reimer, 1998).

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