- auger effect
- \(ˈ)ō|zhā-\ noun
Usage: usually capitalized AEtymology: after Pierre V. Auger b1899 French physicist: a process in which an atom singly ionized by emitting one electron with energy in the X-ray range instead of emitting the usual X-ray photon on recovery undergoes a transition in which a second electron is emitted
Useful english dictionary. 2012.