photomagnetic effect[¦fōd·ō·mag¦ned·ik i′fekt]
The direct effect of light on the magnetic susceptibility of certain substances.
Paramagnetism displayed by certain substances when they are in a phosphorescent state.
Photodisintegration that results from the action of the magnetic field component of electromagnetic radiation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.