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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|
|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|
|PDF version:||Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (1MB)|