Adiabatic ionization

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Adiabatic ionization

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

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