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triboluminescence

Definitions

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  • n. The production of light by friction

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Frictional luminosity; light emitted from bodies under the excitation of rubbing.

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Examples

  • That's because of a phenomenon known as "triboluminescence" -- the same trick of nature that creates a little light when you peel open the packaging on a Band-Aid. another interesting function, besides making tiny lightning flashes.

    E-Commerce Times

  • The core theory is something called "triboluminescence", which occurs when two contacting surfaces move relative to each other.

    IOL: News

  • (NurdRage has a triboluminescence, which is a type of luminescence triggered by mechanical energy or electrical energy from an action such as friction.

    About.com Chemistry

  • The spectrum of the light produced from the triboluminescence of sugar is the same as the spectrum of lightning. islero - 4th Generation Tape Hiss

    Generation Tapes | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles

  • The process is triboluminescence and a great photo appears on the wonderful blog Photo Synthesis

    photography

  • Now I play with polygons and polynomials and I crunch on Wint-O-Green LifeSavers in my closet to demonstrate triboluminescence.

    Sadie Hawkins Day

  • No matter what you think, you can NOT do homework in bed triboluminescence

    Everything2 New Writeups

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    The Green Head - Finds Cool New Stuff!

  • In the 1930's scientists investigating triboluminescence (the phenomenon observed when relative motion between two contacting surfaces emits visible light) documented light being emitted when sticky tape was unrolled.

    COSMOS magazine - The science of everything

  • It didn't quite work out, but she explains the process and then shows something cool that she did discover, triboluminescence, the optical phenom that occurs when crystal (or other) material is crushed, rubbed, pulled apart, etc. (think: Wint-O-Green

    MAKE Magazine

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