photovoltaic cell

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.P04659
A solid state device, usually a @[email protected] such as silicon, which absorbs photons with energies higher than or equal to the @[email protected] and simultaneously produces electric @[email protected]
See also:
photogalvanic cell
Sources:
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]