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photoacoustic spectroscopy

A spectroscopic technique based on the photoacoustic effect. A photoacoustic spectrum consists of a plot of the intensity of the acoustic signal detected by a microphone or a 'piezoelectric' detector, against the excitation wavelength or another quantity related to the photon energy of the modulated excitation.
PAC, 1996, 68, 2223 (Glossary of terms used in photochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2259
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