Meaning of Auger effect

Au•ger' effect"

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