Definition of photoactive in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌfōdōˈaktiv/


(Of a substance) capable of a chemical or physical change in response to illumination.
Example sentences
  • None of the subjects had a history of photosensitivity, was receiving photoactive medication, or had sunbathed within 3 months of participating in the study.
  • The team used chromophores with very large two-photon absorption cross sections to develop photoactive materials, and tuned the laser to excite the dyes.
  • The supramolecular assembly of photoactive materials into thin film architectures is a topic of current theoretical and experimental interest and of significant practical importance in photoelectric devices.

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Syllabification: pho·to·ac·tive

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