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continuum emission

(continuous spectrum such as black body radiation or bremsstrahlung)

A continuum emission is an emission of electromagnetic radiation producing a range of wavelengths rather than a spectral line, i.e., a continuous spectrum. Types:

Two-photon emission is relaxation of atomic excitation producing two photons instead of one. It happens when quantum-mechanical rules forbid the normal single-photon emission and when frequent collisions are not inducing the relaxation, specifically in low-density ionized gas.


(physics,EMR,emission,continuum)
http://www.astro.yale.edu/vdbosch/astro320_summary27.pdf

Referenced by:
black-body radiation
bremsstrahlung
curvature radiation
star formation rate (SFR)
synchrotron radiation

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