Auger effect


Au·​ger effect (ˌ)ō-ˈzhā- How to pronounce Auger effect (audio)
: 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

Word History


Pierre V. Auger †1993 French physicist

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Auger effect was in 1928

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“Auger effect.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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