Phosphor

A phosphor, most generally, is a substance that exhibits the phenomenon of luminescence. Somewhat confusingly, this includes both phosphorescent materials, which show a slow decay in brightness (> 1 ms), and fluorescent materials, where the emission decay takes place over tens of nanoseconds. Phosphorescent materials are known for their use in rad...
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Phosphor

• (n.) The planet Venus, when appearing as the morning star; Lucifer. • (n.) Phosphorus.
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phosphor

noun a synthetic substance that is fluorescent or phosphorescent; used to coat the screens of cathode ray tubes
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Phosphor

Phos'phor noun [ Confer German phosphor . See Phosphorus .] 1. Phosphorus. [ Obsolete] Addison. 2. The planet Venus, when appearing as the morning star; Lucifer. [ Poetic] Pope. Tennyson.
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phosphor

A chemical substance that transforms incident electromagnetic or radioactive energy into light, as in scintillation radioactivity determinations or radiographic intensifying screens or image amplifiers. ... Origin: G. Phos, light, + phoros, bearing ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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Phosphor

A material that emits light when excited by electric charge used in the creation of cathode ray tube display units.
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Phosphor

A substance that emits light when excited by radiation.
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phosphor

Any substance that is phosphorescent, that is, gives out visible light when it is illuminated by a beam of electrons or ultraviolet light. The light emission persists briefly after the stimulus ends – compare with fluorescence. The television screen is coated on the inside with phosphors that glow when beams of electrons strike them. Fluoresce......
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Phosphor

Morning star.
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phosphor

phosphor 1. When capitalized, the morning star; the planet Venus when appearing before sunrise. 2. A substance that can emit light when irradiated with particles of electromagnetic radiation. 3. Anything that phosphoresces, or emits light without sensible heat.
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Phosphor

Phosphorescent substance of red, green and blue that emit light when activated by electrons.
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phosphor

solid material that emits light, or luminesces, when exposed to radiation such as ultraviolet light or an electron beam. Hundreds of thousands of ... [9 related articles]
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phosphor

special material which emits light, generally coloured, when bombarded by an electron beam or under the influence of an electromagnetic field
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Phosphor

The chemical substance on the inside face of a computer screen that illuminates when electrically charged. The colour accuracy and luminance values of phosphors change over time, necessitating regular monitor calibration if consistent colour is required
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Phosphor

The chemical substance on the inside face of a computer screen that illuminates when electrically charged. The colour accuracy and luminance values of phosphors change over time, necessitating regular monitor calibration if consistent colour is required.
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phosphor

Type: Term Pronunciation: fos′fŏr Definitions: 1. A chemical substance that transforms incident electromagnetic or radiation energy into light, as in scintillation radioactivity determinations or radiographic intensifying screens or image amplifiers. 2. Any substance capable of exhibiting phosphorescence.
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