Definition of triboluminescent in English:

triboluminescent

adjective

  • See triboluminescence

    • ‘Some scientists believe that crystal structure and impurities are central to whether a material becomes triboluminescent.’
    • ‘One reference states that research is underway to apply triboluminescent flashes to sense automobile crashes and inflate air bags.’
    • ‘It occurred to me, however, that triboluminescent materials, which emit light only when fractured, could offer a better approach.’
    • ‘Some of the triboluminescent materials appear to partially decompose in an hourglass shape that suggests chemical reaction occurs selectively along only some crystal axes.’
    • ‘The triboluminescent spectrum is basically similar to that of photoluminescence, which correlates with the disorders of F atoms.’