primary photocurrent

primary photocurrent

[′prī‚mer·ē ′fōd·ō‚kə·rənt]
(electronics)
A photocurrent resulting from nonohmic contacts unable to replenish charge carriers which pass out of the opposite contact, and whose maximum gain is unity.
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This current was shown to exceed the primary photocurrent of the pn-junction or Schottky-barrier gate junction on the secondary photocurrent of the FET.

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