quanta

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release or absorption of quanta above a certain energy level photoelectric emission
(physics) the basis of quantum theory; the energy of electromagnetic waves is contained in indivisible quanta that have to be radiated or absorbed as a whole; the magnitude is proportional to frequency where the constant of proportionality is give by Plan Planck's law
act of dividing into quanta or expressing in terms of quantum theory quantisation , quantization
(physics) a physical theory that certain properties occur only in discrete amounts (quanta) quantum theory
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