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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Powell, Cross Sections for Ionization of Inner-Shell Electrons by Electrons, Rev.
Samples are irradiated by x-rays, which remove inner-shell electrons from the target atoms, forming highly unstable ions.