thermoluminescence

noun ther·mo·lu·mi·nes·cence \ ˌthər-mō-ˌlü-mə-ˈne-sᵊn(t)s \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of thermoluminescence

1 : phosphorescence developed in a previously excited substance upon gentle heating
2 : the determination of the age of old material (such as pottery) by the amount of thermoluminescence it produces called also thermoluminescence dating

thermoluminescent

play \ˌthər-mō-ˌlü-mə-ˈne-sᵊnt\ adjective

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