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autoionization

[aw-toh-ahy-uh-nuh-zey-shuh n]
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noun Physics.
  1. Auger effect.

Origin of autoionization

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British Dictionary definitions for autoionization

autoionization

autoionisation

noun
  1. physics the process in which spontaneous decay of excited atoms or molecules results in emission of electrons, rather than photons
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