Harriman, Anthony Laboratorie de Photochimie, Ecole Europeenne Chimie Polymeres Materiaux, Strasbourg, France.
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The decomposition of matter due to absorption of incident light. When photolysis occurs, it causes definite changes in the chemical composition of the illuminated material. For example, illumination of microcrystals of silver bromide embedded in gelatin results in formation of metallic silver, and is the basis of the photographic process. See also: Photographic materials
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