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[mass noun] Luminescence excited by the impact of an electron beam.
- ‘Specimens were observed using transmitted light, polarized light, reflected light under oil, and cathodoluminescence.’
- ‘A selection of carbonate and sulphide samples were analysed to determine their composition, and also to correlate any changes in composition with colour zonation identified in transmitted light or under cathodoluminescence.’
- ‘Internal textures were imaged using backscattered electrons and cathodoluminescence.’
- ‘Mineralization was studied in core using cathodoluminescence, transmitted and reflected light microscopy and fluid inclusion microthermometry.’
- ‘Zircons separated from the rock samples were mounted in epoxy resin, sectioned, imaged by cathodoluminescence, and dated using the SHRIMP-II ion microprobe at the Isotope Science Research Centre, Curtin University, Perth.’
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