Definition of chemiluminescence in English:


Line breaks: chemi|lu¦min|es¦cence
Pronunciation: /ˌkɛmɪˌl(j)uːmɪˈnɛs(ə)ns


[mass noun]
The emission of light during a chemical reaction which does not produce significant quantities of heat.
More example sentences
  • Electrogenerated chemiluminescence can be employed as an analytical tool.
  • Natural sources of chemiluminescence include fireflies, glow-worms and a variety of bacteria and fungi.
  • The amount of chemiluminescence is proportional to the quantity of the amplified product.



More example sentences
  • Because the emission of radiation involves a loss of energy, chemiluminescent reactions must be exothermic.
  • The chemiluminescent reactions found in living organisms are called bioluminescence.
  • Due to the chemical processes involved, the ability of species to fine-tune the spectra of the chemiluminescent reaction is itself limited.

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