Definition of hollow atom in English:

hollow atom


  • An atom in which inner-shell electrons are missing, usually as a result of electrical excitation.

    • ‘The figure shows the creation of highly excited hollow atoms by multiple electron capture.’
    • ‘A so called hollow atom is created with empty inner shells inside a quasi neutral atom.’
    • ‘These results revive the question regarding the dynamics of the hollow atom in the first steps of the interaction.’
    • ‘Hence, in a fist step, we plan to study the emission of slow electrons by the deexciting hollow atoms formed at the surface.’
    • ‘Already, these hollow atoms are bringing glimpses of the quantum world at work.’