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Kirlian photography

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The process of photographing an object by exposing film in a dark room to the light that results from electronic and ionic interactions caused by placing the object in an intense electric field. The photograph shows a light, glowing band surrounding the outline of the object.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

After Semyon Davidovich Kirlian (1900-1980), Russian electrician, and his wife Valentina Khrisanovna Kirlian (died 1971), Russian journalist, codiscoverers of the electric effect upon which it is based.

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