[trahy-boh-loo-muh-nes-uh ns, trib-oh-]
- luminescence produced by friction, usually within a crystalline substance.
Origin of triboluminescence
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Crystalloluminescence is much less widespread than triboluminescence.
Gernez, D.: 1905, Triboluminescence des composés Métalliques.
- luminescence produced by friction, such as the emission of light when certain crystals are crushed
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