inverse Compton effect
oskar-e Compton-e vârun
Fr.: effet Compton inverse
A → scattering process by which fast-moving, energetic particles transfer energy to photons, decreasing the wavelength of the radiation.
inverse P Cygni line profile
farâpâl-e P Cygni-ye vârun
Fr.: profil P Cygni inverse
A line profile in which the emission is on the blue side of the absorption. It is usually interpreted as the redshift of the absorption component relative to emission lines, which necessitates infall of matter.
inverse square law
qânun-e tavân-e do-ye vârun, qânun-e câruš-e vârun
Fr.: loi en carré inverse
inverse Zeeman effect
oskar-e Zeeman-e vârun
Fr.: effet Zeeman inverse
The → Zeeman effect obtained in absorption. The phenomenon is observed by sending white light through an absorbing vapor when the latter is subjected to a uniform magnetic field. The laws governing the inverse effect are similar to those for the direct effect.
Meteo.: A departure from the usual decrease or increase with altitude of the value of an atmospheric property. It almost always refers to a temperature inversion, i.e., an increase in temperature with altitude. Chemistry: To subject to → inversion.
Verbal noun of → invert.
Fr.: couche d'inversion
Meteo.: The atmospheric layer in which the temperature gradient is
inverted, that is increases; → inversion. The inversion layer
tends to prevent the air below it from rising, thus trapping any pollutants that are present.
Fr.: inververtir, renverser
To turn upside down.
From M.Fr. invertir, from L. invertere "turn upside down, turn about," from → in- "in, on" + vertere "to turn;" cf. Pers. gardidan, gaštan "to turn, to change;" Mid.Pers. vartitan; Av. varət- "to turn, revolve;" Skt. vartati; O.H.G. werden "to become;" PIE base *wer- "to turn, bend."
Vâgardândan, from vâ-, → re-, +
gardândan, from gardidan "to turn; to change,"
from Mid.Pers. vartitan;
Av. varət- "to turn, revolve;" cf.
Skt. vrt- "to turn, roll," vartate "it turns round, rolls;"
L. vertere "to turn;" O.H.G. werden "to become;"
PIE base *wer- "to turn, bend."
porineš-e vâgardânidé, ~ vârun
Fr.: population inversée
In atomic physics, a condition in which there are more electrons in an upper energy level than in a lower one, while under normal conditions of thermal equilibrium the reverse is true. → optical pumping.
Fr.: non visqueux
The act of invoking.
Verbal noun of → invoke.
1) to call for with earnest desire; make supplication or pray for.
Io (Jupiter I)
1) The fifth of → Jupiter's known moons and
the third largest. It is the innermost of the
→ Galilean satellites.
With a diameter of 3630 km, Io is slightly larger than Earth's Moon. It revolves at
a mean distance of 422,000 km from Jupiter.
Its mass is 8.93 x 1022 kg (about 1.2 Earth Moons) and its
→ orbital period 1.8 Earth days.
The mean → surface temperature
of Io is -155 °C.
Io's yellow color derive from → sulfur
and molten → silicate rock. The unusual
surface of Io is kept very young by its system of active
The intense → tidal force
of Jupiter stretches Io and
damps wobbles caused by Jupiter's other Galilean moons. The resulting
friction greatly heats Io's interior, causing molten rock to explode
through the surface. Io's volcanoes are so active that they are
effectively turning the whole moon inside out. Some of Io's volcanic
lava is so hot it glows in the dark.
In Gk. mythology, Io was a maiden who was seduced by Zeus (Jupiter). When Hera came upon their rendez-vous, Zeus transformed the maiden into a white heifer.
A nonmetallic chemical element; symbol I; atomic number 53; atomic weight 126.9045; melting point 113.5°C; boiling point 184.35°C.
Iodine, coined 1814 by British chemist Sir Humphry Davy from Fr. iode "iodine," coined 1812 by Fr. chemist Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac (who proved it was an element) from Gk. ioeides "violet-colored," because of its violet vapors. Despite the priority rights dispute between Davy and Gay-Lussac, both acknowledged Courtois as the discoverer of the element.
Yod, from Fr. iode, as above.
An atom that has lost or gained one or more electrons and has become electrically charged as the result.
Ion (introduced in 1834 by E. physicist and chemist Michael Faraday), from Gk ion " going," neut. pr.p. of ienai "to go," from PIE base *ei- "to go, to walk," eimi "I go;" cf. Pers. ây-, â- present stem of âmadan "to come;" O.Pers. aitiy "goes;" Av. ay- "to go, to come," aēiti "goes;" Skt. e- "to come near," eti "arrival;" L. ire "to go;" Goth. iddja "went," Lith. eiti "to go;" Rus. idti "to go."
Yon, from Fr., from Gk., as above.
partowhâ-ye yoni (#)
Fr.: rayons ioniques
The thin glowing streamers in a comet's ion tail.
donbâle-ye yoni (#)
Fr.: queue d'ions
Of a comet, same as → gas tail.
Of or pertaining to ions; occurring in the form of ions.
Fr.: abondance ionique
A quantity, pertaining to an ion of a chemical element, expressing the relative number of the ion with respect to that of hydrogen.
Fr.: molécule ionique
A molecule that consists of the ions of the chemical elements that make up the molecule.
The process by which ions are produced, typically occurring by interaction with electromagnetic radiation ("photoionization"), or by collisions with atoms or electrons ("collisional ionization").
Verbal noun of → ionize.