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

photoemissive

play \ˌfō-tō-i-ˈmi-siv\ adjective

First Known Use of photoemission

1916

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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

photoemissive

play \-ˈmis-iv\ adjective

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