K-series

[key-seer-eez]

noun Physics.

See under K-line.

Origin of K-series

First recorded in 1920–25

K-line

[key-lahyn]

noun Physics.

one of a series of lines (K-series) in the x-ray spectrum of an atom corresponding to radiation (K-radiation) produced by the transition of an electron to the K-shell.

Origin of K-line

First recorded in 1895–1900
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