noun the property of some ceramics and other materials of becoming luminescent when pretreated and heated, used as a means of dating ancient artefacts.
thermoluminescent adjective

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  • Thermoluminescence — de fluorite. La thermoluminescence est un phénomène physique lié à la capacité de certains cristaux d accumuler l énergie cédée par les rayonnements ionisants issus de la radioactivité et de restituer cette énergie sous forme de lumière lorsqu… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • thermoluminescence — [ tɛrmolyminesɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1897; de thermo et luminescence ♦ Sc. Luminescence provoquée par l élévation de la température d une substance préalablement excitée par irradiation. Datation par thermoluminescence (ou datation TL) d objets… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Thermoluminescence — Ther mo*lu mi*nes cence, n. (Physics) Luminescence exhibited by a substance on being moderately heated. It is shown esp. by certain substances that have been exposed to the action of light or to X rays. {Ther mo*lu mi*nes cent}, a. [Webster 1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thermoluminescence — [thʉr΄mōlo͞o΄mə nes′əns] n. [ THERMO + LUMINESCENCE] the release in the form of light of stored energy from a substance when it is heated thermoluminescent adj …   English World dictionary

  • Thermoluminescence — Some mineral substances such as fluorite store energy when exposed to ultraviolet or other ionising radiation. This energy is released in the form of light when the mineral is heated; the phenomenon is distinct from that of black body… …   Wikipedia

  • thermoluminescence — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1897 1. phosphorescence developed in a previously excited substance upon gentle heating 2. the determination of the age of old material (as pottery) by the amount of thermoluminescence it… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thermoluminescence — thermoluminescent, adj. /therr moh looh meuh nes euhns/, n. Physics. phosphorescence produced by the heating of a substance. [1895 1900; THERMO + LUMINESCENCE] * * * Emission of light from certain heated substances as a result of previous… …   Universalium

  • thermoluminescence — termoliuminescencija statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Šviesos ar kietąja rentgeno spinduliuote sužadinto šildomo kristalo švytėjimas. atitikmenys: angl. thermoluminescence vok. Thermolumineszenz, f rus.… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • thermoluminescence — šiluminė liuminescencija statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. thermoluminescence vok. Thermolumineszenz, f rus. термолюминесценция, f pranc. thermoluminescence, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • thermoluminescence — termoliuminescencija statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Rentgeno spinduliuote sužadinto kristalo švytėjimas jį pašildžius. atitikmenys: angl. thermoluminescence rus. термолюминесценция …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Thermoluminescence dating — Thermoluminescence (TL) dating is the determination by means of measuring the accumulated radiation dose of the time elapsed since material containing crystalline minerals was either heated (lava, ceramics) or exposed to sunlight (sediments). As… …   Wikipedia

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