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noun Physics.
phosphorescence produced by the heating of a substance.

1895–1900; thermo- + luminescence

thermoluminescent, adjective Unabridged
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thermoluminescence (ˌθɜːməʊˌluːmɪˈnɛsəns)
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

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Thermoluminescence responses to alpha and beta irradiations, and age determination when the high dose response is non-linear.
All of the radiocarbon and thermoluminescence ages in this report are uncalibrated.
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