autoionization


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autoionization

(ˌɔːtəʊˌaɪənaɪˈzeɪʃən) or

autoionisation

n
(General Physics) physics the process in which spontaneous decay of excited atoms or molecules results in emission of electrons, rather than photons
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This resolution allowed the study of the branching ratios and asymmetry parameters with enough detail to see the changes in the parameters within the pronounced autoionization structure in [CO.
2] contains a number of strong autoionization features that converge on the A [[blank.
The model included the effects of changing activity and the autoionization of water.