photoemission

[foh-toh-i-mish-uh n]

noun Physics.


Nearby words

  1. photoelectric meter,
  2. photoelectric threshold,
  3. photoelectricity,
  4. photoelectron,
  5. photoelectrotype,
  6. photoeng.,
  7. photoengrave,
  8. photoengraving,
  9. photofinishing,
  10. photofission

Origin of photoemission

First recorded in 1915–20; photo- + emission

Related formspho·to·e·mis·sive [foh-toh-i-mis-iv] /ˌfoʊ toʊ ɪˈmɪs ɪv/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for photoemission

photoemission

noun

the emission of electrons due to the impact of electromagnetic radiation, esp as a result of the photoelectric effect
Derived Formsphotoemissive, adjective

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Science definitions for photoemission

photoemission

[fō′tō-ĭ-mĭshən]

See photoelectric effect.
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