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n. - An acronym for microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.

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  • It superseded the word maser, coined in 1950, meaning Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.
  • The result was a "maser" - like a laser, but using microwaves instead of visible light.
  • Ramsey and co-workers have also developed the hydrogen maser, which is at present our most stable source of electromagnetic radiation.
  • "maser" -- Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation -- in which microwaves were used as the atom-exciter. for more
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