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Related to thermoluminescence: thermoluminescence dosimetry
A phenomenon in which certain minerals release previously absorbed radiation upon being moderately heated.
(Chemistry) phosphorescence of certain materials or objects as a result of heating. It is caused by pre-irradiation of the material inducing defects which are removed by the heat, the energy released appearing as light: used in archaeological dating
ther•mo•lu•mi•nes•cence(ˌθɜr moʊˌlu məˈnɛs əns)
phosphorescence produced by the heating of a substance.
Atomic Physics. any luminescence appearing in materials upon application of heat, caused by electron movement which increases as the temperature rises. — thermoluminescent, adj.See also: Heat