from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Emission of light as a result of a chemical reaction at environmental temperatures.
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- n. The emission of light as the result of a chemical reaction.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Luminescence associated with chemical changes in the luminous substance and probably due to those changes. See luminescence.
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- n. luminescence resulting from a chemical reaction as the oxidation of luciferin in fireflies
Another important method to investigate such reaction details is infrared chemiluminescence, introduced by Polanyi.
Inside were licorice witches, chocolate fraidy cats, a light stick—chemiluminescence, a word Lindsay loved to say—and seed packets for plants that liked to grow in the dark, along with a brochure on planning a night-blooming garden.
Splotchy areas light up an electric blue and dance like popping sparks, and the shutter clicks and clicks and Scarpetta sprays, and the blueness pulses rapidly, fading in and out much more quickly than is typical of blood and most other substances that react to chemiluminescence.
The phenomenon is an example of chemiluminescence, a complicated process involving electron transfer steps.
The Marcus theory describes, and makes predictions concerning, such widely differing phenomena as the fixation of light energy by green plants, photochemical production of fuel, chemiluminescence ( "cold light"), the conductivity of electrically conducting polymers, corrosion, the methodology of electrochemical synthesis and analysis, and more.
Marcus himself proposed in 1965 that chemiluminescence reactions of a certain type ought to represent the inverted region, but it was not until the end of the 1980s that other, more convincing, experimental verifications could be made.
In particular, we were then able to study the same reactions elucidated by John Polanyi with his complementary method of infrared chemiluminescence.
John C. Polanyi has developed the method of infrared chemiluminescence, in which the extremely weak infrared emission from a newly formed molecule is measured and analysed.
This reaction has been studied in crossed molecular beams as well as with infrared chemiluminescence.
The immunoblots were either read directly for chemiluminescence or autoradiographic films were scanned using ChemiGenius 2 Bio Imaging system (SynGene) and quantification of signals was carried out using GeneTools software version 4.00 (SynGene).