Kir·li·an photography (kîrʹlē-ən) n.
The process of photographing an object by exposing film in a dark room to the light that results from electronic and ionic interactions caused by placing the object in an intense electric field. The photograph shows a light, glowing band surrounding the outline of the object.
  [After Semyon DavidovichKirlian (1900-1980), Russian electrician, and his wife Valentina KhrisanovnaKirlian (died 1971), Russian journalist, codiscoverers of the electric effect upon which it is based.]

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