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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