characteristic radiation


Definition of characteristic radiation

: radiation in the form of light or X rays of wavelengths peculiar to the substance emitting or absorbing it

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First Known Use of characteristic radiation

1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Characteristic radiation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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