photoelectron spectroscopy


Definition of photoelectron spectroscopy

: an instrumental method for determining the chemical composition of a material's surface by measuring the energy of electrons freed from the surface by irradiation (as by a laser)

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1963, in the meaning defined above

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“Photoelectron spectroscopy.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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