Becquerel effect

Becquerel effect

[¦bek·ə¦rel or be′krel i′fekt]
(electricity)
The phenomenon of a current flowing between two unequally illuminated electrodes of a certain type when they are immersed in an electrolyte.
(graphic arts)
The sensitization of a silver halide to long-wavelength light by exposure to diffuse illumination.
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