photothermic


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photothermic

(ˌfəʊtəʊˈθɜːmɪk) or

photothermal

adj
(General Physics) of or concerned with light and heat, esp the production of heat by light
ˌphotoˈthermically, ˌphotoˈthermally adv
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Its structure allowed more direct sunlight to hit the photothermic material - with more internal reflections - than other floral shapes and also provided enlarged surface area for water vapor to dissipate from the material.
Its structure allowed more direct sunlight to hit the photothermic material -- with more internal reflections -- than other floral shapes and also provided enlarged surface area for water vapor to dissipate from the material.
When a high-power laser beam interacts with the tissue, a higher concentration of energy occurs at the point of contact between the fiber and the tissue (photothermic effect).