Definition of line spectrum in English:

line spectrum

Syllabification: line spec·trum

noun

Physics
  • 1An emission spectrum consisting of separate isolated lines.
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    • (the numbers above each cell line indicate the number of times that cell line spectrum was significantly different in a pair-wise comparison).
  • 1.1An emission (of light, sound, or other radiation) composed of a number of discrete frequencies or energies.
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    • According to Bohr, transition between energy levels explained the line spectrum: when an electron dropped to a lower energy level, the lost energy was emitted in the form of a photon, or particle of light.
    • The line spectrum of an atom - even a simple hydrogen atom with only one electron - can be very complex.
    • To measure the line spectra, researchers shine light over a large range of wavelengths through a very long column of water.

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