characteristic radiation

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characteristic radiation

[‚kar·ik·tə′ris·tik ‚rād·ē′ā·shən]
(atomic physics)
Radiation originating in an atom following removal of an electron, whose wavelength depends only on the element concerned and the energy levels involved.
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We're seeing an extraordinarily bright source which does not display the characteristic emission expected from a very high-energy blazar," said Amy Furniss, a graduate student at the Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics (SCIPP) at UCSC and first author of a paper describing the new findings.
In the case of energy transfer, the excited acceptor, (A*) may now emit a photon at its characteristic emission wavelength.
Characteristic emission spectra (excitation at 404 nm) of patients in both states, revealing an emission peak at ~635 nm, rather than at ~629 as in VP, are shown in Fig.

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