Auger effect


Au·ger effect

noun \(ˌ)ō-ˈzhā-\

Definition of AUGER EFFECT

:  a process in which an atom that has been ionized through the emission of an electron with energy in the X-ray range undergoes a transition in which a second electron is emitted rather than an X-ray photon —called also Auger process

Origin of AUGER EFFECT

Pierre V. Auger †1993 French physicist
First Known Use: 1928

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