Definition of Rydberg correction in English:

Rydberg correction

noun

Physics
  • A correction term in the equation giving the energy of the single electron in the outermost shell of hydrogen-like atoms, arising because the inner shells do not completely screen the electron from the nucleus; a correction made to the Rydberg formula in order to allow for the finite mass of the nucleus.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society.