Doppler broadening


Dopp·​ler broadening
: a lack of sharpness in the spectrum lines of gases due to the Doppler effect of the random thermal motion of the molecules

Word History


after Christian J. Doppler †1853 Austrian physicist

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“Doppler broadening.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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