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noun, Physics.
1.
the emission of an electron by an atom with an excited nucleus, occurring as a result of the transfer of energy from the nucleus to the electron.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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Examples from the web for internal conversion
  • Isomeric transition can occur through the emission of a gamma ray or through internal conversion.
  • Two common conversions are an internal conversion or an add-on.
  • The bremsstrahlung calculation does not distinguish between internal conversion electrons, beta decay, or positron emission.
  • The lower transitions become increasingly difficult to observe because of internal conversion.
  • The photon is said to have undergone internal conversion.

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