absorption spectroscopy

noun

: atomic absorption spectroscopy
One of the most fruitful techniques that has been used to study the chemistry of the simple inorganic species has been optical absorption spectroscopy.Gordon L. Hug, Optical Spectra of Nonmetallic Inorganic Transient Species in Aqueous Solution, May 1981

Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of absorption spectroscopy was in 1876

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“Absorption spectroscopy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/absorption%20spectroscopy. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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