Auger effect

noun
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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

First Known Use of Auger effect

1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Auger effect

Pierre V. Auger †1993 French physicist

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“Auger effect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Auger%20effect. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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