triboluminescence

Luminosity produced by friction. ... Origin: G. Tribo, to rub, + luminescence ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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triboluminescence

(tri″bo-loo″mĭ-nesĀ“әns) luminescence produced by mechanical energy, as by the grinding, rubbing, or breaking of certain crystals.
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triboluminescence

(from the article `luminescence`) When crystals of certain substances—e.g., sugar—are crushed, luminescent sparkles are visible. Similar observations have been made with numerous ...
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triboluminescence

triboluminescence 1. The quality of emitting light under friction or violent mechanical pressure. 2. Luminescence produced by friction, usually within a crystalline substance. 3. The glow or emission of light that results from friction or mechanical pressure.
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triboluminescence

luminescence caused by the action of mechanical forces
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triboluminescence

Triboluminescent material exposed to UV light Credit: Sandia Labs A form of luminescence ('cold' light emission) caused by adding mechanical energy to certain substances by rubbing, scratching, striking, or crushing. Some adhesive tapes shown a faint blue triboluminescence when stripped from ...
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triboluminescence

Type: Term Pronunciation: trib′ō-lū′mi-nes′ĕns Definitions: 1. Luminosity produced by friction.
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Triboluminescence

Triboluminescence is an optical phenomenon in which light is generated through the breaking of chemical bonds in a material when it is pulled apart, ripped, scratched, crushed, or rubbed (see tribology). The phenomenon is not fully understood, but appears to be caused by the separation and reunification of electrical charges. The term comes from t
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triboluminescence

emission of light caused by friction
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