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Photoconductivity.ppt

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Conceptual explanations and applications of photoconductivity
Conceptual explanations and applications of photoconductivity

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Photoconductivity
Conceptual Explanations and  ApplicationsSarathy Kannan G
 
What is Photoconductivity?
Photoconductivity is an opticaland electrical phenomenon inwhich a material becomes moreelectrically conductive due tothe absorption of electromagnetic radiation suchas visible light, ultraviolet light,infrared light, or gammaradiation.
 
How doesphotoconductivity occurs?
When light is absorbed by amaterial such as asemiconductor, the number of electron hole pairs increasesresulting in the increase in thenumber of charge carriers andraises its electrical conductivity.

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