photoemission

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noun pho·to·emis·sion \-i-ˈmi-shən\

Definition of photoemission

  1. :  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 \-ˈmi-siv\ adjective

1916

First Known Use of photoemission

1916


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photoemission

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noun pho·to·emis·sion \-i-ˈmish-ən\

Medical Definition of photoemission

  1. :  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

\-ˈmis-iv\play adjective

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