cathodoluminescence

[ kath-uh-doh-loo-muh-nes-uh ns ]
/ ˌkæθ ə doʊˌlu məˈnɛs əns /

noun

light emitted by a substance undergoing bombardment by cathode rays.

Nearby words

  1. cathode ray,
  2. cathode rays,
  3. cathode-ray tube,
  4. cathodic,
  5. cathodic protection,
  6. catholic,
  7. catholic apostolic church,
  8. catholic church,
  9. catholic emancipation act,
  10. catholic epistles

Origin of cathodoluminescence

1905–10; cathode + -o- + luminescence

Related formscath·o·do·lu·mi·nes·cent, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for cathodoluminescence

cathodoluminescence

/ (ˌkæθədəʊˌluːmɪˈnɛsəns) /

noun

physics luminescence caused by irradiation with electrons (cathode rays)
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