negative charge


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Noun1.negative charge - having a surplus of electronsnegative charge - having a surplus of electrons; having a lower electric potential
electric charge, charge - the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons; "the battery needed a fresh charge"
positive charge - having a deficiency of electrons; having a higher electric potential
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The vehicle is equipped with a hybrid drivetrain that relies on two ionic fluids - one with a negative charge and one with a positive charge - to generate electricity.
The neutron is assumed to be a proton with a negative charge weakly attached to make the neutron charge-neutral.
They're made up of protons (with a positive charge), electrons (negative charge), and neutrons (no charge).
When excited by a photon, an electron from one of these pigments is shuffled around to create a positive charge on one side of the membrane, and negative charge on the other.
When pyroelectic surfaces are positively charged, water becomes easier to freeze, and when they have a negative charge, it becomes harder to freeze.
Materials that gain electrons have a negative charge. Materials that lose electrons have a positive charge.
By incorporating nanotechnology, Pelusi creates a negative charge to ward off future dirt and oil with whortleberry, sugar cane, sugar maple, orange and lemon.
These materials generally contribute a negative charge to the paper machine system.
Dump some plus charge on one conductor and an equal amount of negative charge on the other, and a voltage is generated between the conductors.
The chips take advantage of the natural negative charge possessed by DNA or a surface charge imposed on the molecules.
Cathodic electrocoats apply a negative charge to metal parts, which then attracts the positively charged paint particles.
Castings are submerged in a salt bath heated to between 800-950F (427-510C), and a negative charge is applied.