rydberg

[ rid-burg ]
/ ˈrɪd bɜrg /
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noun Physics.

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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Examples from the Web for rydberg

  • They were at first attributed (by Rydberg) to hydrogen and were called “additional lines of hydrogen”.

    Lectures on Stellar Statistics|Carl Vilhelm Ludvig Charlier
  • They take their coffee in the Caf Rydberg and look at catalogues of coins until six.

    The Red Room|August Strindberg