Herschel effect

Her·​schel effect | \ ˈhərshəl- \

Definition of Herschel effect

: a partial destruction of the latent image in photography by action of long wave radiation which is either red or infrared

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History and Etymology for Herschel effect

after John F.W.Herschel †1871 English astronomer

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“Herschel effect.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Herschel%20effect. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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