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Luminescence MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Luminescence
Tree Number(s)
G01.358.500.505.650.665
G01.590.540.665
G01.750.250.650.665
G01.750.770.578.665
Unique ID
D049449
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D049449
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Chemiluminescence
Chemiluminescence, Physical
Luminescence, Physical
Previous Indexing
Luminescent Measurements (1964-2004)
Public MeSH Note
2006; see LUMINESCENCE, PHYSICAL 2005-2006; for CHEMILUMENCENCE see CHEMILUMINESCENCE, PHYSICAL 2005-2006
History Note
2006
Date Established
2005/01/01
Date of Entry
2004/07/07
Revision Date
2015/03/31

Allowable Qualifiers
Luminescence Preferred
Chemiluminescence Narrower
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