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Luminescence

"Luminescence" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Emission of LIGHT when ELECTRONS return to the electronic ground state from an excited state and lose the energy as PHOTONS. It is sometimes called cool light in contrast to INCANDESCENCE. LUMINESCENT MEASUREMENTS take advantage of this type of light emitted from LUMINESCENT AGENTS.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Luminescence" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Luminescence" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 68 publications over 21 distinct years, with a maximum of 6 publications in 2007 and 2009 and 2013 and 2016
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