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a unit of potential equal to the potential difference between two points on a conductor carrying a current of 1 ampere when the power dissipated between the two points is 1 watt

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More than 10% of the incident energy reaches its surface from photons with energies above about 100 kiloelectron volts (high-energy X-rays and gamma rays).
In the fast ignitor scenario a high-energy particle beam, driven by an ultrashort pulse laser, is deposited into a pre-compressed deuterium-tritium (DT) fuel capsule and creates a 'hot spot' with temperature and density parameters suitable for ignition, approximately 10 kiloelectron volts (keV).
The main instrument, the Gas Slit Camera, covers a broad range of X-ray energies from 2 to 30 kiloelectron volts (keV).
NuSTAR will carry three identical telescopes sensitive to "hard" X-rays with energies of 6 to 80 kiloelectron volts (keV).
Thus it wasn't until the early 1970s that astronomers detected gamma rays from the galactic center, which turned out to have a specific energy, or gamma-ray "color," of 511 kiloelectron volts (keV)--a millionth the kinetic energy of a flying mosquito.