photoinduced

adjective

pho·​to·​in·​duced ˌfō-tō-in-ˈdüst How to pronounce photoinduced (audio)
-ˈdyüst
: induced by the action of light
photoinduction noun
photoinductive adjective

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web David Hsieh, a condensed matter physicist at the California Institute of Technology, creates photoinduced superconductivity in a type of material (known as a Mott insulator) that becomes insulating at very cold temperatures. Neil Savage, Scientific American, 8 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of photoinduced was in 1937

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Cite this Entry

“Photoinduced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photoinduced. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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