Charge exchange ionization

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DRAFT DEFINITION
Charge exchange ionization

The interaction of an ion with an atom or molecule in which the charge on the ion is transferred to the neutral without the dissociation of either. Synonymous with charge transfer ionization.

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

This occurs when an ion/atom or ion/molecule reaction takes place in which the charge on the ion is transferred to the neutral species without any dissociation of either.

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