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wave number

n.
The number of waves per unit distance in a series of waves of a given wavelength; the reciprocal of the wavelength.

wave number

n
(General Physics) physics the reciprocal of the wavelength of a wave. Symbol: ν or σ

wave′ num`ber


n.
the number of waves in one centimeter of light in a given wavelength; the reciprocal of the wavelength.
[1900–05]
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Noun1.wave number - the reciprocal of the wavelength of a wave
rydberg, rydberg constant, rydberg unit - a wave number characteristic of the wave spectrum of each element
frequence, frequency, oftenness - the number of occurrences within a given time period; "the frequency of modulation was 40 cycles per second"; "the frequency of his seizures increased as he grew older"
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Therefore, when electrons interact with an HF field with a small axial wavenumber (such a field can easily be excited in open resonators), all the electrons' kinetic energy may be withdrawn without significantly disturbing the cyclotron resonance.
1~ is particularly useful because it broadens and shifts to higher wavenumber with increasing disorder.
The shift in wavenumber for both C=O and C=N peaks also confirmed their involvement in complexation.
The absorbance strength at any wavenumber in the FTIR spectrum region of the tested kerogen samples can be obtained according to the Beer-Lambert law, which reflects the concentration of substances (functional groups) in kerogen [23].
0] is the fundamental spatial wavenumber of the fractal surface, [[LAMBDA].
In addition, we find from the tables that the present SBM results are still in good agreement with the exact solutions in Helmholtz and modified Helmholtz problems with different wavenumber.
Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) were recorded using Thermo Nicolet 38 FTIR spectrometer equipped with an attenuated total reflection (ATR) accessory with a germanium crystal in wavenumber between 700 [cm.
The quantity used to discuss the absorption, as a function of the wavenumber, is the transmittance (T), which is the ratio of the intensity of the light transmitted through the sample (I) to the incident light intensity (Io).
The BT powder and the oMMT clays show absorption bands in several wavenumber ranges.
This includes a laser-based nondestructive inspection system called Acoustic Wavenumber Spectroscopy, a time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry solution to analyze liquid surfaces in their natural state at molecular levels, a superconducting tunnel x-ray spectrometer and an isotope ratio infrared spectrometer for environmental research.