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lu·mi·nes·cent

 (lo͞o′mə-nĕs′ənt)
adj.
Capable of, suitable for, or exhibiting luminescence.

[Latin lūmen, lūmin-, light; see lumen + -escent.]
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Adj.1.luminescent - emitting light not caused by heat
light - characterized by or emitting light; "a room that is light when the shutters are open"; "the inside of the house was airy and light"
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luminescent

adjective glowing, shining, fluorescent, radiant, luminous, Day-Glo, phosphorescent, effulgent a ghostly luminescent glow
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luminescenční

luminescent

adjlumineszierend (spec), → leuchtend
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The success of this technique is due to two specially developed probe molecules made by combining a luminescent substance (a phenoxy-dioxetane) with a "trigger".
The trigger is tailored to the bacteria to be detected: it is recognised by a specific enzyme produced by the pathogen a special esterase in the case of salmonella and a special phospholipase C for listeria that splits it from the luminescent part.
The range includes luminescent tamper-evident adhesives to help verify whether labels are in place and correctly positioned.
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The luminescent tableau painted by Dutch master Johannes Vermeer around 1665 was last examined in 1994 during a conservation treatment at the Mauritshuis museum in the center of The Hague.
Researchers at Michigan State University (msu.edu) say they have engineered a work-around by developing a new "transparent luminescent solar concentrator." The material, which uses small organic molecules to absorb invisible wavelengths of sunlight, can adhere to traditional glass, mobile devices, and potentially automotive windshields and sunroofs.
A technology from Russia for obtaining luminescent ceramics which may become a cheaper alternative to modern light sources is being developed.
The 47mm diameter of the Bubble men's watch perfectly encapsulates the luminescent pulsations of superluminova, a reflective material which is highly-prized.
Luminescent semiconductor quantum dots (QD) have attracted the attention of the science and engineering communities due to their unique photo-physical and chemical properties, which enable their use in a broad range of technological applications ranging from luminescence biomedical imaging to consumer electronic devices like TVs, cell phone and tablet screens.
When the device is relaxed, the cracks of rigid UV-shielding film close up, and thus the UV-shielding layer can effectively block UV radiation and the system is not luminescent.
Among different thermometers such as nanoscale thermocouples [2] and coulomb blockade nanothermometers [3], the luminescent nanothermometers hold a special place because of its high spatial and temporal resolution, accuracy, and contactlessness [1,4-6].