photoemission[fōt′ō ē mis̸h′ən]
photoemission definition by Webster's New World
the ejection of one or more electrons from a substance (), usually a metal, when subjected to light or other suitable radiation
Origin: photo- plush emission
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- photoemissive adjective
photoemission definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Emission of photoelectrons, especially from metallic surfaces.
photoemission - Science Definition
See photoelectric effect.