Adiabatic ionization

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DRAFT DEFINITION
Adiabatic ionization

A process whereby an electron is either removed from or added to the atom or molecule producing an ion in the ground vibrational state of the resulting ion electronic state.

Considered between 2004 and 2006 but not included in the 2006 PAC submission
This is an unofficial draft definition presented for information and comment.

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Orange Book Entry

A process whereby an electron is either removed from or added to the atom or molecule producing an ion in its ground state.