An ion/neutral species interaction in which an electron or electrons are stripped
from the ion and/or the neutral species in the collision. Generally, this term has
come to be used to describe collisions of fast-moving ions with a neutral species
in which the neutral species is ionized with no change in the number of charges carried
by the ion. Care should be taken when this term is used to emphasize if charge stripping
of the ion has taken place.
PAC, 1991, 63, 1541
(Recommendations for nomenclature and symbolism for mass spectroscopy (including an
appendix of terms used in vacuum technology). (Recommendations 1991))
on page 1555
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