photoelectron spectroscopy

noun

: 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)

Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of photoelectron spectroscopy was in 1963

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“Photoelectron spectroscopy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photoelectron%20spectroscopy. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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