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 (fō′tō-kûr′ənt, -kŭr′-)
An electric current produced by illumination of a photoelectric material.
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(General Physics) an electric current produced by electromagnetic radiation in the photoelectric effect, photovoltaic effect, or photoconductivity
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(ˈfoʊ toʊˌkɜr ənt, -ˌkʌr-)

an electric current produced by a photoelectric effect.
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Photodiodes convert light into photocurrent much faster than phototransistors, which limits the demand for the latter in high speed applications.
During their experiment, exposing the mushroom to light activated cyanobacterial photosynthesis in the bacteria and produced photocurrent, which was then captured as generated electricity.
The cells produced with heating rate of 0.4[degrees] C/[s.sup.-1] by Spin Coating method presented low values of photocurrent when compared to Doctor Blading method, but the thermal treatment, potentiated in 0.07 mA [cm.sup.-2] the photocronoamperometry measurement.
Meanwhile, both in solutions and on Ti[O.sub.2] film, the fwhm values of sensitizers with additional thiophene chromophore were broader in the region of 400-700 nm than those in the phenylene group, representing an advantageous spectral property for light harvesting and thus increasing the photocurrent response region.
By identifying the polarity of the photocurrent, different detection mechanisms, such as bolometric effect and photo-thermoelectric effect, can be identified.
Results on conductivity type, photocurrent stability, and carrier densities are presented.
In addition, the photocurrent measurement was performed at a voltage of 1V under SSI.
For this aim, novel instrumentation for the investigation of environmental effects on photocurrent generated by solar cells has been designed and constructed.
Here the photocurrent was measured under AM1.5 light illumination.
Nevertheless, CCD is not compatible with complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) process and the photocurrent readout circuit cannot integrate with it.
This should results into the increase of the photocurrent as a result of oxide film thickness [39].