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Descriptor English: Luminescence
Descriptor Spanish: Luminiscencia
Descriptor Portuguese: Luminescência
Descriptor French: Luminescence
Entry term(s): Chemiluminescence
Chemiluminescence, Physical
Luminescence, Physical
Physical Chemiluminescence
Physical Luminescence
Tree number(s): G01.358.500.505.650.665
G01.590.540.665
G01.750.250.650.665
G01.750.770.578.665
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D049449
Scope note: Emission of LIGHT when ELECTRONS return to the electronic ground state from an excited state and lose the energy as PHOTONS. It is sometimes called cool light in contrast to INCANDESCENCE. LUMINESCENT MEASUREMENTS take advantage of this type of light emitted from LUMINESCENT AGENTS.
Annotation:
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
Previous Indexing: Luminescent Measurements (1964-2004)
Public MeSH Note: 2006; see LUMINESCENCE, PHYSICAL 2005-2006; for CHEMILUMENCENCE see CHEMILUMINESCENCE, PHYSICAL 2005-2006
History Note: 2006
DeCS ID: 38870
Unique ID: D049449
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Date Established: 2005/01/01
Date of Entry: 2004/07/07
Revision Date: 2015/03/31
Luminescence - Preferred
Concept UI M0464543
Scope note Emission of LIGHT when ELECTRONS return to the electronic ground state from an excited state and lose the energy as PHOTONS. It is sometimes called cool light in contrast to INCANDESCENCE. LUMINESCENT MEASUREMENTS take advantage of this type of light emitted from LUMINESCENT AGENTS.
Preferred term Luminescence
Entry term(s) Luminescence, Physical
Physical Luminescence
Chemiluminescence - Narrower
Concept UI M0464546
Preferred term Chemiluminescence
Entry term(s) Chemiluminescence, Physical
Physical Chemiluminescence



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