photoemission

noun
pho·​to·​emis·​sion | \ ˌfō-tō-i-ˈmi-shən How to pronounce photoemission (audio) \

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 How to pronounce photoemission (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of photoemission

1916, in the meaning defined above

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“Photoemission.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photoemission. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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photoemission

noun
pho·​to·​emis·​sion | \ -i-ˈmish-ən How to pronounce photoemission (audio) \

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 How to pronounce photoemission (audio) \ adjective

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