photoemission

noun
pho·to·emis·sion | \ ˌfō-tō-i-ˈmi-shən \

Definition of photoemission 

: the release of electrons from a usually solid material (such as a metal) by means of energy supplied by incidence of radiation and especially light

Other words from photoemission

photoemissive \ˌfō-tō-i-ˈmi-siv \ adjective

First Known Use of photoemission

1916, in the meaning defined above

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photoemission

noun
pho·to·emis·sion | \ -i-ˈmish-ən \

Medical Definition of photoemission 

: the release of electrons from a usually solid material (as a metal) by means of energy supplied by incidence of radiation and especially light

Other words from photoemission

photoemissive \-ˈmis-iv \ adjective

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