metastable state

noun

Definition of metastable state

: a state of precarious stability specifically : such a state of an atom which though excited cannot emit radiation without a further supply of energy

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“Metastable state.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metastable%20state. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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