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absorp'tion edge"



Physics.
a discontinuity in the graph of the absorption coefficient of a substance plotted against the wavelength of x-rays being absorbed, representing the minimum energy necessary to free electrons from particular shells of the atoms of the substance. Also called absorp'tion discontinu"ity, absorp'tion lim"it.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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