Lewis-Rayleigh afterglow

Lewis-Rayleigh afterglow

[¦lü·əs ¦rā·lē ′af·tər‚glō]
(electronics)
A golden yellow light emitted by nitrogen gas following the passage of an electric discharge, associated with recombination of nitrogen atoms.
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