photomagnetic effect

photomagnetic effect

[¦fōd·ō·mag¦ned·ik i′fekt]
(physics)
The direct effect of light on the magnetic susceptibility of certain substances.
Paramagnetism displayed by certain substances when they are in a phosphorescent state.
(nuclear physics)
Photodisintegration that results from the action of the magnetic field component of electromagnetic radiation.