Au•ger' effect"

Pronunciation: (ō-zhā'), [key] Physics.
a nonradiative process in which an atom in an excited state undergoes a transition to a lower state by the emission of a bound electron (Auger' elec'tron) rather than by the emission of an x-ray. Also called autoionization.

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