thermoluminescent

thermoluminescence

[thur-moh-loo-muh-nes-uhns]
noun Physics.
phosphorescence produced by the heating of a substance.

Origin:
1895–1900; thermo- + luminescence

thermoluminescent, adjective
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thermoluminescence (ˌθɜːməʊˌluːmɪˈnɛsəns)
 
n
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
 
thermolumi'nescent
 
adj

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