Definition of Auger effect in English:

Auger effect

Line breaks: Auger ef¦fect
Pronunciation: /ˈəʊʒeɪ
 
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noun

Physics
  • An effect whereby an atom which has been ionized by removal of an electron from an inner shell loses energy by emitting an electron from an outer shell.
    More example sentences
    • This is known as the Auger effect or autoionization since the ion has self-ionized after the photoionization event.
    • The second is the Auger effect, by which the hole left by the excited core electron is filled by an outer electron.
    • A brief history of the discovery of the Auger effect is given, which is followed by a short description of some of the fields in which this discovery has had a major impact.

Origin

1930s: named after Pierre V. Auger (1899–1993), French physicist.

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