- phosphorescence produced by the heating of a substance.
Origin of thermoluminescence
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The production of light by animals is quite another phenomenon from thermoluminescence.The Nature of Animal Light
E. Newton Harvey
- 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
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