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Kirchhoff, Gustav Robert Line breaks: Gus¦tav Rob¦ert Kirch|hoff
Pronunciation: /ˈkɪəxhɒf/
/ˈkɪrçhɔf/

Definition of Kirchhoff, Gustav Robert in English:

( 1824–87), German physicist, a pioneer in spectroscopy. He developed the concept of black-body radiation and discovered the elements caesium and rubidium.

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