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n. pl. pho·to·con·duc·tiv·i·ties
Electrical conductivity affected by exposure to light.

pho′to·con·duc′tion n.
pho′to·con·duc′tive adj.


(General Physics) the change in the electrical conductivity of certain substances, such as selenium, as a result of the absorption of electromagnetic radiation
photoconductive adj
ˌphotoconˈductor n


(ˌfoʊ toʊˌkɒn dʌkˈtɪv ɪ ti)

the increase in the electrical conductivity of a substance, caused by the absorption of electromagnetic radiation.
pho`to•con•duc′tive (-kənˈdʌk tɪv) adj.
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Noun1.photoconductivity - change in the electrical conductivity of a substance as a result of absorbing electromagnetic radiation
electrical conduction - the passage of electricity through a conductor
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In this method, the selected intensifier sheet is characterised to emit proportionate visible light wavelength to conform to the photoconductor maximum function.
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The presence on the refilled (marked) cartridge marking indicating the number and date of refueling with an accrual result and indicating the work performed (replacement of the toner, squeegee, photoconductor, charging shaft, chip, etc.
European Space Agency's (ESA's) Herschel opened its 'eyes' on June 14 and the Photoconductor Array Camera and Spectrometer obtained images of M51, which is popularly dubbed the 'whirlpool galaxy'.
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