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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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(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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(ˌθɜr moʊˌlu məˈnɛs əns)

phosphorescence produced by the heating of a substance.
ther`mo•lu`mi•nes′cent, adj.
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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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Borossay Investigation of impurities in thermoluminescent Al2O3 materials by prompt-gamma activation analysis, J.
Formally, the difference in the height of the main peak (or surface area) thermoluminescent curves for detectors with isotopes [sup.6]Li and [sup.7]Li, placed in the same measuring point, resulting from the differences in cross sections for [sup.7]Li and [sup.6]Li on the thermal neutron absorption, allows for the calculation of the contribution of thermal neutrons to the total TLD signal in that measurement point.
In this study, we aimed to use the treatment planning system (TPS) calculation, thermoluminescent dosimeter (TLD) measurement, and Monte Carlo (MC) simulation to evaluate the characteristics of dosimetric distribution of the novel radioactive stents of different lengths — with different number as well as activities of [sup]125 I seeds –– and to provide a theoretical basis for dosimetry for the clinical application.
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In addition, they may use the principles of time, distance, and shielding as well as various monitoring devices such as Geiger Muller (GM) counter and Thermoluminescent Dosimeters (TLDs).
After an introduction, they cover thermoluminescence and its applications, recent advances and opportunities in thermoluminescent dosimeter (TLD) materials, luminescence dating: the basic approach to geochronology, the elastico-mechanoluminescence of thermoluminescent crystals, thermoluminescent phosphors for radiation dosimetry, using the optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) and thermoluminescence (TL) of electronic components in portable devices for retrospective accident dosimetry, and optical and morphological studies of doped core shell ZnS:Cu/ZnS nanoparticles.
Nambi, "On the sulphoxy radicals in CaS[O.sub.4]:Dy,Na thermoluminescent phosphor: electron paramagnetic resonance studies," Journal of Physics, vol.
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This sequence was generally supported by thermoluminescent (TL) dates of museum ceramics (Berenguer et al.