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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n photocell a transducer used to detect and measure light and other radiations
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In literature:

A fast reading with the photocell gave me the apparent magnitude and a comparison with its absolute magnitude showed its distance.
"The Repairman" by Harry Harrison
All the photocells on Earth and Venus and Mercury are at present busy storing the sun's power in atostors.
"The Ultimate Weapon" by John Wood Campbell
Hunter thumbed the photocell lock.
"The Cartels Jungle" by Irving E. Cox, Jr.

In news:

The photocell and lamp were replaced, but the light continued to have problems.

In science:

The acceleration on a given element was measured by integrating the light at the position of that element with a photocell.
From Messier to Abell: 200 years of science with galaxy clusters
The power of the bulbs is proportional to the mass and the total light was measured by a photocell.
Long-term stability of collisionless equilibrium configurations; algorithms
Solar cell industry has relied on silicon as the mainstream material since the discovery of the Si-based photocell .
Si nanoparticle interfaces in Si/SiO2 solar cell materials
The perimeter fencing lighting shall be accomplished with dusk to dawn utility fixtures on 20 ft high round steel fencing poles. These fixtures will have integral photocells.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
The new Parking and Roadway lighting shall be commercial grade metal halide fixtures on 35 ft high square tapered steel poles. These fixtures will be controlled with remote controls including time clocks and photocells.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake