photocurrent

noun

pho·​to·​cur·​rent ˈfō-tō-ˌkər-ənt How to pronounce photocurrent (audio)
-ˌkə-rənt
: a stream of electrons produced by photoelectric or photovoltaic effects

Examples of photocurrent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The authors simply added a bit of detergent to the solution, and its ability to generate a photocurrent plunged.... Joseph Calamia, Discover Magazine, 8 Sep. 2010

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Word History

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of photocurrent was in 1913

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“Photocurrent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photocurrent. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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