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Is this not just a form of refraction? Light (a photon) is absorbed by a material from an ambient source, then travels along the surfaces of the crystalline matrix (molecular cake layers) until the reach the materials edge boundaries at which point it leaves the material and immediately scatters... a cone from every point of exit, a relative glow effect from all points that have a surface perpendicular to the plane of the material's crystalline matrix.

No, refraction does not involve photon absorption; it is a surface interface phenomenon. --EncycloPetey 03:30, 28 July 2011 (UTC)


This term was sent to RFV, and the discussion has been archived at Wiktionary:Requests for verification archive/2011 or Wiktionary:Requests for verification archive/2011/more. - -sche (discuss) 05:16, 1 April 2012 (UTC)