thermoluminescence


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ther·mo·lu·mi·nes·cence

 (thûr′mō-lo͞o′mə-nĕs′əns)
n.
A phenomenon in which certain minerals release previously absorbed radiation upon being moderately heated.

ther′mo·lu′mi·nes′cent adj.
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thermoluminescence

(ˌθɜːməʊˌluːmɪˈnɛsəns)
n
(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
ˌthermoˌlumiˈnescent adj
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ther•mo•lu•mi•nes•cence

(ˌθɜr moʊˌlu məˈnɛs əns)

n.
phosphorescence produced by the heating of a substance.
[1895–1900]
ther`mo•lu`mi•nes′cent, adj.
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thermoluminescence

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
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