absorption edge

noun

Definition of absorption edge

: a clear-cut long-wavelength boundary of an absorption band in an X-ray spectrum

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First Known Use of absorption edge

1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Absorption edge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/absorption%20edge. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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