Definition of ionization in US English:

ionization

noun

  • See ionize

    • ‘Fast neutrons lose energy in the tumour via interactions with nuclei, rather than ionization, which causes cell damage that the body cannot repair.’
    • ‘The second ionization potential is the energy needed to completely remove an electron from the valence shell of the ion that results from the first ionization.’
    • ‘Their energy of motion rapidly dissipates in the form of heat, light, and ionization, creating short-lived streaks of light.’
    • ‘Other atoms like nitrogen and sulfur at different levels of ionization also add to the emission of the nebula at specific wavelengths.’
    • ‘Numerous factors contribute to protein desorption and ionization.’

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