Origin of luminescencefrom Classical Latin lumen, light + -escence
The definition of luminescence is light given off by something without obtaining or generating heat.
An example of luminescence is fluorescence, the light that a fluorescent bulb produces.
any giving off of light caused by the absorption of radiant or corpuscular energy and not by incandescence; any cold light; specif., fluorescence or phosphorescence occurring in various chemical, biological, electrical, etc. processes at relatively low temperatures
- The emission of light that does not derive energy from the temperature of the emitting body, as in phosphorescence, fluorescence, and bioluminescence. Luminescence is caused by chemical, biochemical, or crystallographic changes, the motions of subatomic particles, or radiation-induced excitation of an atomic system.
- The light so emitted.
- The insect showed the phenomenon of long-lived luminescence.
- If you're skin has plenty of hydration, yet lacks a luminescence, you'll want to incorporate a once weekly exfoliating beauty treatment into your routine to remove dead skin while buffering the complexion.
- These types of lenses either intensify your color, change your color completely in a dramatic fashion, or brighten the eye color with sparkles or luminescence.
- Because the wax used to make gel candles is transparent, gel candles will also give off 40% more luminescence than candles made from paraffin wax.
- The glowing luminescence of platinum will pair well with almost any color and cut of gem.Be prepared, however.