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hollow atom

Syllabification: hol·low at·om

Definition of hollow atom in English:

noun

An atom in which inner-shell electrons are missing, usually as a result of electrical excitation.
Example sentences
  • The figure shows the creation of highly excited hollow atoms by multiple electron capture.
  • A so called hollow atom is created with empty inner shells inside a quasi neutral atom.
  • These results revive the question regarding the dynamics of the hollow atom in the first steps of the interaction.

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