postcollision interaction

postcollision interaction

[¦pōst·kə¦lizh·ən ‚in·tər′ak·shən]
(atomic physics)
A phenomenon that arises near a threshold of photoionization in which a slowly receding photoelectron transfers energy to an Auger electron.
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