Ionization cross section

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DRAFT DEFINITION
Ionization cross section
Measure of the probability that a given ionization process will occur when an atom or molecule interacts with a photon, electron, atom, or molecule.
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IUPAC. Analytical Division. Compendium of Analytical Nomenclature (the Orange Book). Definitive Rules, 1979. Compiled by J. Inczédy, T. Lengyel, A. M. Ure. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). On-line corrected version: http://www.iupac.org /publications/analytical compendium (2000).

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Orange Book

ORANGE BOOK DEFINITION

IUPAC. Analytical Division. Compendium of Analytical Nomenclature (the Orange Book). Definitive Rules, 1979.

Ionization cross section

This is a measure of the probability that a given ionization process will occur when an atom or molecule interacts with a photon.

IUPAC 1997 Orange Book Chapter 12
Index of Orange Book Terms