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rydberg

[rid-burg] /ˈrɪd bɜrg/
noun, Physics.
1.
a unit of energy used in atomic physics, equal to 13.606 electron-volts.
Abbreviation: ry.
Origin of rydberg
named for Johannes Robert Rydberg (1854-1919), Swedish physicist
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  • They take their coffee in the Caf rydberg and look at catalogues of coins until six.

    The Red Room August Strindberg
  • They were at first attributed (by rydberg) to hydrogen and were called “additional lines of hydrogen”.

    Lectures on Stellar Statistics Carl Vilhelm Ludvig Charlier

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