Definition of photoconductivity in English:

photoconductivity

Line breaks: photo|con¦duct|iv¦ity
Pronunciation: /ˌfəʊtə(ʊ)kɒndʌkˈtɪvɪti
 
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noun

[mass noun]
Increased electrical conductivity caused by the presence of light.
More example sentences
  • While many doubted that Carlson's process, based on electrostatic charges and photoconductivity, could really work consistently, he remained steadfast.
  • But nothing quite worked until Chester Carlson came up with a process based on electrostatic charges and photoconductivity.
  • We at the David Sarnoff RCA Laboratories were blessed by working with Albert Rose, who has been called the father of photoconductivity.

Derivatives

photoconductive

Pronunciation: /-kənˈdʌktɪv/
adjective
More example sentences
  • Closely related to the photoelectric effect is the photoconductive effect which is the increase in electrical conductivity of certain nonmetallic materials such as cadmium sulfide when exposed to light.
  • An electrophotographic photoconductor has an electroconductive support and a photoconductive layer formed thereon containing the above-mentioned aromatic block polycarbonate resin.
  • On the photon-detector side are photoconductive, photovoltaic, and electromagnetic detectors.

photoconductor

Pronunciation: /-kənˈdʌktə/
noun
More example sentences
  • Shelnutt expects the tubes to have uses as conductors, semiconductors, and photoconductors, and to have other properties that permit them to be used in electronic and photonic devices and as chemical sensors.
  • An electrophotographic photoconductor has an electroconductive support and a photoconductive layer formed thereon containing the above-mentioned aromatic block polycarbonate resin.
  • The E332 is unusual in that print output is provided by a separate toner cartridge and photoconductor, the only printer in this class which uses separate print components.

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