photocell

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photocell 

Physical receptor that produces electric current when light is incident upon it. Syn. photoelectric cell.
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Hawkinson's organ is "conducted" by a machine that uses photoelectric cells to read painted dots and dashes on a 250-foot-long roll of Mylar.
Since there were no photoelectric cells in 1843, images had to be etched onto a metal plate before being sent on a telegraph line.
In addition to ENLIGHT[TM] Encapsulant Films and ENLIGHT[TM] Back Encapsulant Composite Films, Dow also makes ADCOTE[TM] Solvent-based Adhesives and MOR-FREE[TM] Solventless Laminating Adhesives for backsheet products, electronic materials for photoelectric cells, and polyglycol heat transfer fluids.
A control system incorporates photoelectric cells which trigger stack intake at high level, platforms being loaded from an infeed conveyor.
In addition to ENLIGHT[TM] Encapsulant Films, Dow also makes ADCOTE[TM] Solvent-based Adhesives and MOR-FREE[TM] Solventless Laminating Adhesives for backsheet products, electronic materials used to make photoelectric cells, polyglycol heat transfer fluids, and DOW POWERHOUSE[TM] Solar Shingles for residential use.
Photoelectric cells embedded in the corridor detected the animals' activity.
The company was one of the first to develop selenium photoelectric cells and selenium rectifiers, and in the early 1950's, introduced single crystal P-N junction technology that enabled significant advancements in rectifiers.