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Publication Citation: Ettore Majorana and the birth of autoionization

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Author(s): Charles W. Clark; Ennio Arimondo; William C. Martin;
Title: Ettore Majorana and the birth of autoionization
Published: July 02, 2010
Abstract: In the early days of theoretical atomic spectroscopy, Ettore Majorana (1906-1938?) solved several outstanding problems by developing the theory of autoionization. Later literature makes only sporadic references to this accomplishment. Reviewing his work in its contemporary context, we find many puzzles concerning the way in which the modern theory of autoionization was developed.
Citation: Reviews of Modern Physics
Volume: 82
Issue: 3
Pages: pp. 1947 - 1958
Keywords: Atomic spectra, autoionization, helium, zinc, cadmium, mercury, Ettore Majorana, Enrico Fermi, Ugo Fano, Paul Foote, Allen Shenstone: National Bureau of Standards
Research Areas: Atomic Spectroscopy
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