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excimer

Line breaks: ex|cimer
Pronunciation: /ˈɛksɪmə
 
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Definition of excimer in English:

noun

Chemistry
An unstable excited molecule which is formed by the combination of two smaller molecules and rapidly dissociates with emission of radiation, utilized in some kinds of laser.
Example sentences
  • A gas mixture of a gas discharge laser such as an excimer or molecular fluorine laser is stabilized.
  • Using various concentrations of dyes and different processing conditions, they could produce almost any combination of monomer and excimer emission.
  • The standoff distance between the hydrophone and polystyrene plate was 0.5 mm for the excimer and ruby lasers.

Origin

1960s: blend of excited and dimer.

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