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space charge

noun, Electricity
a distribution of an excess of electrons or ions over a three-dimensional region, in contrast to the distribution of an electric charge over the surface of a conductor.
Origin of space charge
1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Facility costs are recovered via a space charge which is distributed on square feet occupied for organizational units.
  • The space charge field of the electron beam would pull ions out of the plasma layer into the beam.
  • The large energy spread and bunch lengthening due to space charge effect prevents it from reaching below ps.
  • Develop lattice tuning for the beam without space charge.
  • Ions are trapped radially by the space charge of the electron beam itself, and axially by voltages applied to the end drift tubes.

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