[ oh-zheyi-fekt ]
/ oʊˈʒeɪ ɪˌfɛkt /
a nonradiative process in which an atom in an excited state undergoes a transition to a lower state by the emission of a bound electron (Auger electron ) rather than by the emission of an x-ray.
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Also called autoionization.
Origin of Auger effect
First recorded 1930–35; named after Pierre V. Auger (1899–1993), French physicist
Words nearby Auger effect
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British Dictionary definitions for Auger effect
/ (ˈaʊɡə) /
the spontaneous emission of an electron instead of a photon by an excited ion as a result of a vacancy being filled in an inner electron shell
Word Origin for Auger effect
C20: named after Pierre Auger (1899–1993), French physicist
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