phosphor

Definitions

Computing

  • noun a substance that produces light when excited by some form of energy, usually an electron beam, used for coating the inside of a cathode ray tube

Electronics

  • A material which is capable of luminescence. Used, for instance, for phosphor coatings. Also called phosphor material, phosphorescent material, or luminescent material.

Media Studies

  • noun a substance that can emit light when irradiated with particles of electromagnetic radiation, used in television sets
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