heavy ion

      in nuclear physics, any particle with one or more units of electric charge and a mass exceeding that of the helium-4 nucleus (alpha particle). Special types of accelerators are capable of producing fairly intense, high-energy beams of heavy ions, which are used in basic research, as in the production of synthetic transuranium elements (e.g., hahnium [atomic number 105]).

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Heavy ion — refers to an ionized atom which is usually heavier than helium. Heavy ion physics is devoted to the study of extremely hot nuclear matter and the collective effects appearing in such systems, differing from particle physics, which studies the… …   Wikipedia

  • heavy ion — noun An ionized atom that is usually heavier than helium …   Wiktionary

  • heavy-ion linear accelerator — tiesinis sunkiųjų jonų greitintuvas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. heavy ion linear accelerator; hilac vok. Schwerionen Linearbeschleuniger, m rus. линейный ускоритель тяжёлых ионов, m pranc. accélérateur linéaire à ions lourds, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider — Hadron colliders Caption=The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Some of the superconducting magnets were manufactured by Northrop Grumman Corp. at Bethpage, New York. Note especially the second, independent ring… …   Wikipedia

  • Petawatt High Energy Laser for Heavy Ion Experiments — Logo der Hochenergie Laseranlage Weltweiter Vergleich von PHELIX mit anderen Hochenergie Lasersystemen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider — RHIC (Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, Beschleunigerring für relativistische Schwerionen) ist ein Teilchenbeschleuniger am Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton auf Long Island (USA). RHIC dient der Entdeckung und Erforschung des Quark Gluon… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ion source — An ion source is an electro magnetic device that is used to create charged particles. These are used primarily within mass spectrometers or particle accelerators.Mass spectrometry In mass spectrometry, an ion source is a piece of equipment used… …   Wikipedia

  • Ion track technology (introduction) — Intro   Tasks   Materials   …   Wikipedia

  • Ion Television — Type Broadcast television network, satellite television network …   Wikipedia

  • Ion beam analysis — ( IBA ) is an important family of modern analytical techniques involving the use of MeV ion beams to probe the composition and obtain elemental depth profiles in the near surface layer of solids. All IBA methods are highly sensitive and allow the …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.