electron-volt

electron-volt

[ih-lek-tron-vohlt]
noun Physics.
a unit of energy, equal to the energy acquired by an electron accelerating through a potential difference of one volt and equivalent to 1.602 × 10 −19 joules. Abbreviation: eV, ev
Also, electron volt.


Origin:
1925–30

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