atomic orbital

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atomic orbital

[ə′täm·ik ′ȯr·bə·təl]
(atomic physics)
The space-dependent part of a wave function describing an electron in an atom.
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The low beam energy restricts the energy of the atomic shells that can be excited, forcing the analyst to choose unfamiliar shells/characteristic peaks.

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