(also ångström ˈɒŋstrəːm, angstrom unit, abbreviation: Å)
Definition of angstrom in English:
A unit of length equal to one hundred-millionth of a centimetre, 10−10 metre, used mainly to express wavelengths and interatomic distances.
- An angstrom, a unit of length measuring the wavelength of light, is about 500,000 times smaller than the thickness of a human hair.
- The Mg 2 + cations were initially positioned several angstroms from the solute.
- Since an angstrom is a tenth of a millionth of a metre, that's pretty small.
Late 19th century: named after A. J. Ångström (see Ångström, Anders Jonas).
Words that rhyme with angstromalarum • candelabrum
Definition of angstrom in:
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