multiphoton ionization


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multiphoton ionization

[¦məl·tə¦fō‚tän ‚ī·ə·nə′zā·shən]
(atomic physics)
The removal of one or more electrons from an atom or other microscopic system as the result of simultaneous absorption of two or more photons.
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Zenobi, "Laser mass spectrometric analysis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons with wide wavelength range laser multiphoton ionization spectroscopy," Analytical Chemistry, vol.
Other scientists are developing ways of exploiting multiphoton ionization in fields ranging from telecommunications to ophthalmology.

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