noun Physics.

the increase in the electrical conductivity of a substance, often nonmetallic, caused by the absorption of electromagnetic radiation.

Origin of photoconductivity

First recorded in 1925–30; photo- + conductivity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for photoconductivity



the change in the electrical conductivity of certain substances, such as selenium, as a result of the absorption of electromagnetic radiation
Derived Formsphotoconductive (ˌfəʊtəʊkənˈdʌktɪv), adjectivephotoconductor, noun
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