photoelectric

photoelectric
photoelectric [fōt΄ō ē lek′trik]
adj.
[ PHOTO- + ELECTRIC]
of or having to do with the electric effects produced by light or other radiation, esp. as in the emission of electrons by certain substances when subjected to light or radiation of suitable wavelength

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