electron volt

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a unit of energy equal to the work done by an electron accelerated through a potential difference of 1 volt


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The ions then pass into the second half of the accelerator region and obtain a kinetic energy of 10 million electron volts and a velocity 4 percent of the speed of light (12,000 kilometers per second).
5), Skwarnicki and others at the Large Hadron Collider sifted through more than 25,000 meson decays and found overwhelming evidence for a negatively charged particle with a mass of 4,430 million electron volts.
These particles can carry energies over 500 megaelectron volts (MeV) - that is, over 500 million electron volts.
At the flare's peak, the LAT detected gamma rays with two billion times the energy of visible light, or about four billion electron volts (GeV), easily setting a record for the highest-energy light ever detected during or immediately after a solar flare.
In a milestone for the $10bn Large Hadron Collider's ambitious bid to reveal details about theoretical particles and microforces, scientists collided the beams at an energy level of seven trillion electron volts.
The two speediest neutrinos, nicknamed Bert and Ernie when they were announced in April, struck the ice with more than a million billion electron volts of energy.
While the energy of visible light falls between about 2 and 3 electron volts, the LAT detects gamma rays with energies ranging from 20 million to more than 300 billion electron volts (GeV).
5 tera electron volts (TeV), but the LHC can be dialed up to 7 TeV.
In the process of doing so, we have also created a new high-performance light source technology covering the spectral regions ranging from infrared light, through the visible spectrum all the way to 'soft' X-rays with energies as high as 2,000 electron volts (i.
5 billion electron volts, then hurl them at target atoms in an extremely intense beam.
This first physics result from AMS is based on 18 months of operation, during which time AMS measured 6,800,000 cosmic ray electrons in the energy range of a half-billion to a trillion electron volts, and over 400,000 positrons (positive electrons), the largest number of energetic antimatter particles directly measured from space.
The observatory's instruments measured variations in X-ray emission on timescales as short as microseconds and as long as months across a wide energy span, from 2,000 to 250,000 electron volts.