phosphorescence(redirected from Phosphoresence)
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1. Persistent emission of light following exposure to and removal of incident radiation.
2. Emission of light without appreciable heat, as from chemiluminescence of phosphorus or bioluminescence of living organisms.
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1. (General Physics) physics
a. a fluorescence that persists after the bombarding radiation producing it has stopped
b. a fluorescence for which the average lifetime of the excited atoms is greater than 10–8 seconds
2. (General Physics) the light emitted in phosphorescence
3. (Chemistry) the emission of light during a chemical reaction, such as bioluminescence, in which insufficient heat is evolved to cause fluorescence. Compare fluorescence
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phos•pho•res•cence(ˌfɒs fəˈrɛs əns)
1. the property of being luminous at temperatures below incandescence, as from slow oxidation or after exposure to light or other radiation.
2. a luminous appearance resulting from this.
3. any luminous radiation emitted from a substance after the removal of the exciting agent.
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1. The giving off of light by a substance as a result of having absorbed energy from a form of electromagnetic radiation, such as visible light or x-rays. Unlike fluorescence, phosphorescence continues for a short while after the source of radiation is removed. Compare fluorescence.
2. The light produced in this way.
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The emission of light by an object, and the persistence of this emission over long periods, following irradiation by light or other forms of radiation.
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|Noun||1.||phosphorescence - a fluorescence that persists after the bombarding radiation has ceased|
fluorescence - light emitted during absorption of radiation of some other (invisible) wavelength
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phosphorescence[ˌfɒsfəˈresns] N → fosforescencia f
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phosphorescence[ˌfɒsfəˈrɛsəns] n → phosphorescence f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Phosphoreszenz f
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phosphorescence[ˌfɒsfəˈrɛsns] n → fosforescenza
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