A solid state device, usually a @S05591@ such as silicon, which absorbs photons with energies higher than or equal to the @B00593@ and simultaneously produces electric @P04792@.
See also:
photogalvanic cell
PAC, 1991, 63, 569. (Terminology in semiconductor electrochemistry and photoelectrochemical energy conversion (Recommendations 1991)) on page 593 [Terms] [Paper]
PAC, 1996, 68, 2223. (Glossary of terms used in photochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2265 [Terms] [Paper]