Kirlian photography

Kirlian photography

[keer-lee-uhn]
noun
a photographic process that supposedly records electrical discharges naturally emanating from living objects, producing an auralike glow surrounding the object on a photographic plate or film with which the object is in direct contact.

Origin:
1970–75; after Semyon D. and Valentina K. Kirlian, Russian technicians who developed the process

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Kirlian photography (ˈkɜːlɪən)
 
n
a process that is said to record directly on photographic film the field radiation of electricity emitted by an object to which an electric charge has been applied
 
[C20: named after Semyan D. and Valentina K. Kirlian, Armenian researchers who described the process]

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