[ ang-struh m; Swedish awng-strœm ]
/ ˈæŋ strəm; Swedish ˈɔŋ strœm /
An·ders Jo·nas [an-derz joh-nuh s; Swedish ahn-duh rs-yoo-nahs] /ˈæn dərz ˈdʒoʊ nəs; Swedish ˈɑn dərsˈyu nɑs/, 1814–74, Swedish astronomer and physicist.
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British Dictionary definitions for ångström
/ (ˈæŋstrəm, Swedish ˈɔŋstrœm) /
Anders Jonas (ˈandərs ˈjuːnas). 1814–74, Swedish physicist, noted for his work on spectroscopy and solar physics
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Science definitions for ångström
Anders Jonas 1814-1874
[ ăng′strəm ]
Swedish physicist and astronomer who pioneered the use of the spectroscope in the analysis of radiation. By studying the spectrum of visible light given off by the Sun, Ångström discovered that there is hydrogen in the Sun's atmosphere. The angstrom unit of measurement is named for him.
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