Auger effect

Auger effect
noun Etymology: Pierre V. Auger died 1993 French physicist Date: 1931 a process in which an atom that has been ionized through the emission of an electron with energy in the X-ray range undergoes a transition in which a second electron is emitted rather than an X-ray photon — called also Auger process

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  • Auger effect — [ō zhā′] n. [after P. V. Auger (1899 1993), Fr physicist] the excitation of electrons within an atom initiated by the absorption of energy and accompanied by the emission of an electron …   English World dictionary

  • Auger effect — The Auger effect (pronEng|ˈɔːʒɚ, or Oh jeh) is a phenomenon in physics in which the emission of an electron from an atom causes the emission of a second electron. [GoldBookRef|title=Auger effect|url=http://goldbook.iupac.org/A00520.html] When an… …   Wikipedia

  • Auger effect — /oh zhay /, Physics. 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. Also called autoionization.… …   Universalium

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  • auger effect — (ˈ)ō|zhā noun Usage: usually capitalized A Etymology: after Pierre V. Auger b1899 French physicist : a process in which an atom singly ionized by emitting one electron with energy in the X ray range instead of emitting the usual X ray photon on… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Auger effect — noun ˈɔːʒɚ the secondary emission of an electron following the ionisation of a core electron of an atom …   Wiktionary

  • Auger effect — Смотри оже эффект …   Энциклопедический словарь по металлургии

  • Auger electron spectroscopy — (AES; Auger pronounced|oːʒeː in French) is a common analytical technique used specifically in the study of surfaces and, more generally, in the area of materials science. Underlying the spectroscopic technique is the Auger effect, as it has come… …   Wikipedia

  • auger shower — (ˈ)ō|zhā noun Usage: usually capitalized A Etymology: after P. V. Auger : an extensive air shower * * * Astron. a very large cosmic ray shower caused by a primary cosmic ray entering the earth s atmosphere. [see AUGER EFFECT] * * * Auger shower,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • auger electron — noun Usage: usually capitalized A Etymology: after P. V. Auger : one of the electrons ejected from an atom as a result of the internal conversion of its own X rays in the Auger effect * * * Auger electron, an electron emitted by an atom in the… …   Useful english dictionary

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