field quenching

field quenching

[′fēld ‚kwench·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
The quench cooling and tempering of a heated metal object at the site of construction or operation by using portable equipment rather than fixed manufacturing facilities.
(solid-state physics)
Decrease in the emission of light of a phosphor excited by ultraviolet radiation, x-rays, alpha particles, or cathode rays when an electric field is simultaneously applied.
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