Kirlian photograph
noun see Kirlian photography

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  • Kirlian photography — refers to a form of photogram made with a high voltage. It is named after Semyon Kirlian, who in 1939 accidentally discovered that if an object on a photographic plate is connected to a source of high voltage, small corona discharges (created by… …   Wikipedia

  • Kirlian photography — noun Etymology: Semiticën D. Kirlian died 1978 and Valentina Kh. Kirlian died 1971 Soviet inventors Date: 1972 a process in which an image is obtained by application of a high frequency electric field to an object so that it radiates a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • kirlian photography — ˌki(ə)rlēən noun Usage: usually capitalized K Etymology: after Semiticën D. Kirlian died 1978 and Valentina Kh. Kirlian died 1971 Soviet inventors : a process in which an image is obtained by application of a high frequency electrical field to an …   Useful english dictionary

  • Semyon Davidovich Kirlian — ( ru. Семён Давидович Кирлиан; February 20, 1898 ndash; April 4, 1978) was a Russian inventor and researcher, who along with his wife Valentina Khrisanovna Kirliana ( ru. Валентина Хрисановна Кирлиана; d. 1972), a teacher and journalist,… …   Wikipedia

  • Kir|li|an — «KIHR lee uhn», adjective. having to do with or designating a method of photography in which unexposed film is placed between an electrode and the object to be photographed, so that the finished photograph exhibits a bright glow of different… …   Useful english dictionary

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