triboluminescence


triboluminescence

triboluminescence [trahy-boh-loo-muh-nes-uh ns, trib-oh-] ExamplesWord Origin noun Physics.

  1. luminescence produced by friction, usually within a crystalline substance.

Origin of triboluminescence First recorded in 1885–90; tribo- + luminescence Related formstri·bo·lu·mi·nes·cent, adjective Examples from the Web for triboluminescence Historical Examples of triboluminescence

  • Crystalloluminescence is much less widespread than triboluminescence.

    The Nature of Animal Light

    E. Newton Harvey

  • Gernez, D.: 1905, Triboluminescence des composés Métalliques.

    The Nature of Animal Light

    E. Newton Harvey

  • British Dictionary definitions for triboluminescence triboluminescence noun

    1. luminescence produced by friction, such as the emission of light when certain crystals are crushed

    Derived Formstriboluminescent, adjective

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