Balmer series

noun Physics.
a series of lines in the visible spectrum of hydrogen.

1960–65; named after J. J. Balmer (1825–98), Swiss physicist who derived its formula Unabridged
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Balmer series (German ˈbalmər)
a series of lines in the hydrogen spectrum, discovered by Johann Jakob Balmer (1825--98) in 1885

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