Experiments on photoconductivity

Yaakov Kraftmakher

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Computer-assisted experiments with CdS and CdSe photoresistors are described. The most important characteristics of the photoresistors are determined: (i) the spectral response, (ii) the photocurrent versus incident radiant power, (iii) the rise and decay time constants and (iv) the frequency response to modulated light. The photoconductivity gain of the photoresistors is estimated. The experiments are well suitable for undergraduate laboratories.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-511
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2012


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