photovoltaic effect

The effect observed when electromagnetic radiation, especially visible light from the sun, falls on a thin film of one solid deposited on the surface of a dissimilar solid producing a difference in potential between the two materials.

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photovoltaic effect. (n.d.) Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged. (1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003). Retrieved April 13 2015 from http://www.thefreedictionary.com/photovoltaic+effect
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