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cathodoluminescence

[kath-uh-doh-loo-muh-nes-uh ns] /ˌkæθ ə doʊˌlu məˈnɛs əns/
noun
1.
light emitted by a substance undergoing bombardment by cathode rays.
Origin of cathodoluminescence
1905-1910
1905-10; cathode + -o- + luminescence
Related forms
cathodoluminescent, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cathodoluminescence

cathodoluminescence

/ˌkæθədəʊˌluːmɪˈnɛsəns/
noun
1.
(physics) luminescence caused by irradiation with electrons (cathode rays)
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