A type of luminescence produced by a material when it is excited by a beam of electrons (e.g. cathode ray tube). Cathodoluminescence is the source of illumination in CRT screens for televisions and computer monitors. In geology, a cathodoluminescence microscope is used to examine internal structures of rock samples in order to study the history of the rock.
Synonyms and Related Terms
elektronoluminescencja (Pol.); katodoluminescencja (Pol.);
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000
- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathodoluminescence (accessed Nov 2005)