electroluminescence

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electroluminescence

[ih-lek-troh-loo-muh-nes-uhns]
noun
luminescence produced by the activation of a dielectric phosphor by an alternating current.

Origin:
1900–05; electro- + luminescence

electroluminescent, adjective
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electroluminescence (ɪˌlɛktrəʊˌluːmɪˈnɛsəns)
 
n
physics
 a.  the emission of light by a phosphor when activated by an alternating field or by a gas when activated by an electric discharge
 b.  the light emitted by this process
 
electrolumi'nescent
 
adj

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electroluminescence

production of light by the flow of electrons, as within certain crystals. Electroluminescence is one of the few instances in which a direct conversion of electric energy into visible light takes place without the generation of heat, such as occurs in the incandescent lamp.

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But quantum dots can also be made to glow using direct electrical stimulation-a phenomenon called electroluminescence.
JV response and their electroluminescence images recorded.
Transient electroluminescence spikes in small molecular organic light-emitting diodes.
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