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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) conduction of electricity resulting from the absorption of light
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Noun1.photoconduction - 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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Ishikawa, "Visible light photoconduction of poly(disilanyleneoligothienylene)s and doping effect of C60," Macromolecules, vol.
Segregated and alternately stacked donor/ acceptor nanodomains in tubular morphology tailored with zinc porphyrin [C.sub.60] amphiphilic dyads: clear geometrical effects on photoconduction. Journal of the American Chemical Society 134:2524-2527.
Samoc, "Enhancement of photoconduction in a conjugated polymer through doping with copper nanoparticles," Optical Materials, Vol.
The temporal dependence of the photoconduction increase is illustrated in Figure 3 in more detail: the current rises quickly within the first seconds of UV excitation and afterwards at a slower rate.
Merz, "Photoconduction in ternary V-VIVII compounds," Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, vol.