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He said that he did not understand why they had not examined them more rigorously, for instance under an electron microscope. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This turned out to be a powerful tool for examining the electron transfer chain. Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet (2007)As these electrons are negatively charged they will attempt to repel each other. Fats, Nutrition and Health (1991)It seems unlikely its present owner will be putting it under an electron microscope. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Zinc atoms have a looser hold on their electrons than carbon atoms do. The Harper Dictionary of Science in Everyday Language (1988)The parts of the atom called electrons bring us to still another form of energy. The Harper Dictionary of Science in Everyday Language (1988)There the energy is used to pull an electron loose from a donor and feed it into the electron transfer chain. Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet (2007)The first was the electron microscope. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)We have not directly observed the revolutions of Earth around the sun or of electrons around a nucleus. Christianity Today (2000)A scanning electron microscope can see both clearly. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In a normal hydrogen molecule there are two hydrogen atoms, each consisting of a nucleus and an electron. Fire and Ice - the Greenhouse Effect, Ozone Depletion, and Nuclear Winter (1990)Not least, these germs have a habit of looking beautiful and haunting when seen under an electron microscope. Times, Sunday Times (2008)ATP is the chemical form in which the energy released by electrons passing down electron transfer chains is stored. Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet (2007)Experiments with X rays and uranium produced the knowledge of electrons and the nucleus of the atom. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)A range of clues like these can be identified very easily by looking at the shape of crystals in a scanning electron microscope. EXTINCTION: Evolution and the End of Man (2002)During their shuffling, colliding ascent they build up heaps of electrons - electric charges. The Harper Dictionary of Science in Everyday Language (1988)Chemistry 1992. For theory of electrons moving between atoms or molecules. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But they are, in fact, images of the human body taken with a powerful electron microscope. The Sun (2010)The nucleus is charged positive and the electrons are charged negative, and there are the same number of electrons as there are positive charges on the nucleus. The Antioxidant Health Plan (1994)And, as we have seen, removing electrons from atoms is exactly what free radicals are particularly good at doing. The Antioxidant Health Plan (1994)The electron transfer pathway gives rise to a further 34 units of ATP. The Family Nutrition Workbook (1988)They exist as part of a theory, rather like atoms and electrons, and they are justified to the extent that the theory can solve interesting puzzles. The Chomsky Update - Linguistics and Politics (1990)
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British English: electron NOUN
An electron is a tiny particle of matter that is smaller than an atom and has a negative electrical charge.
Most things are balanced - with equal numbers of electrons and protons.
Definition of electron from the Collins English Dictionary
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