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- n. luminescence produced by bombardment with ionizing radiation
She came to Vienna twice and spent more than two years at the institute, joining Przibram's research group on radioluminescence. 140 In the summer of 1925, another American woman, Marie Farneworth, wrote to Meyer asking his permission to spend six months at the Vienna Institute.
Even before she completed her thesis, Kara-Michailova entered the institute and collaborated closely with Przibram on determining the phenomenon of radioluminescence.
Przibram's group contributed greatly to the understanding of radioluminescence and Pettersson's collaborators seriously challenged assumptions about the nature of the atomic nucleus put forward by Rutherford and his colleagues at the Cavendish laboratory in England.
But inside the factory, where nearly every surface sparkled with radioluminescence, these dangers were unknown.