absorption line
noun Date: circa 1889 a dark line in an absorption spectrum

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  • absorption band — noun Date: 1865 a dark band in an absorption spectrum; also absorption line …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • absorption band — /əbˈsɔpʃən bænd/ (say uhb sawpshuhn band) noun one of a number of the dark bands in an absorption spectrum identifying specific wavelengths of light which have been absorbed by the surrounding medium. Also, absorption line …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Absorption saturée — En physique atomique, l absorption saturée est une technique expérimentale qui permet de déterminer avec précision la fréquence de transition d un atome entre son état fondamental et un niveau excité, en particulier lorsque la fréquence est dans… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Absorption spectrum — A material s absorption spectrum shows the fraction of incident electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the material over a range of frequencies. An absorption spectrum is, in a sense, the opposite of an emission spectrum.Every chemical element has …   Wikipedia

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