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AFTERDISCHARGE [2 records]

Record 1 2003-01-22

English

Subject field(s)
  • Plasma Physics
DEF

The radiation emitted by a plasma after the power which maintains it is cut off. When the plasma has become sufficiently cool, the free electrons recombine with the ions, resulting in the emission of recombination radiation. [Definition standardized by ISO.]

OBS

Sometimes used to denote the momentary persistence of a plasma after interruption of the discharge.

OBS

afterglow: term standardized by ISO.

Key term(s)
  • after discharge

French

Domaine(s)
  • Physique des plasmas
DEF

Rayonnement émis par un plasma après interruption de son alimentation énergétique. Lorsque le plasma est devenu suffisamment froid, les électrons libres se recombinent avec les ions, ce qui provoque l'émission du rayonnement de recombinaison. [Définition normalisée par l'ISO.]

OBS

postluminescence : terme utilisé pour désigner la persistance momentanée d'un plasma après interruption de la décharge.

OBS

postluminescence : terme normalisé par l'ISO.

Key term(s)
  • post-décharge

Spanish

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Record 2 2000-08-09

English

Subject field(s)
  • Nervous System
  • Human Behaviour
CONT

The afterdischarge seen following a priming train of impulses conducted through a focally demyelinated region (35) is suggestive of a generator potential too, perhaps secondary to extracellular potassium accumulation.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Système nerveux
  • Comportement humain
DEF

Activité d'origine centrale qui prolonge une réponse réflexe pendant un certain temps, quelques secondes par ex., après la cessation du stimulus qui a provoqué cette réponse.

Spanish

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