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photoconductivity

[foh-toh-kon-duhk-tiv-i-tee] /ˌfoʊ toʊˌkɒn dʌkˈtɪv ɪ ti/
noun, Physics.
1.
the increase in the electrical conductivity of a substance, often nonmetallic, caused by the absorption of electromagnetic radiation.
Origin of photoconductivity
1925-1930
1925-30; photo- + conductivity
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photoconductivity

/ˌfəʊtəʊˌkɒndʌkˈtɪvɪtɪ/
noun
1.
the change in the electrical conductivity of certain substances, such as selenium, as a result of the absorption of electromagnetic radiation
Derived Forms
photoconductive (ˌfəʊtəʊkənˈdʌktɪv) adjective
photoconductor, noun
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