electron volt

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Term: electron volt

A small unit of energy that is associated with a particle of a single charge, such as an electron or proton, moving through an electric potential of 1 Volt. It is equivalent to 1.602x10^-19 J. Highly energized particles may have energies of mega electron volts (MeV) or beyond.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan