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Can anyone please tell me the term used to refer to metals such as those used in photoelectric effect which can generate a current from light?

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  • $\begingroup$ Are you hoping for a specific term which was designed for the context of the photoelectric effect, or are you trying to find out which general category of metals displays the photoelectric effect (i.e. we usually say it's best observed in alkali metals like potassium and cesium) $\endgroup$ – user191954 Sep 23 '18 at 15:53
  • $\begingroup$ The former (a specific term which was designed for the context of the photoelectric effect). I once came across this term but cannot recall waht it was. Maybe photo-something? I can't remember. $\endgroup$ – IqbalHamid Sep 23 '18 at 16:19
  • $\begingroup$ Did you take a look at the proposed answer? :) $\endgroup$ – Helen Sep 25 '18 at 16:21
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    $\begingroup$ Sorry it wasn't that. I will see if I can find it amongst my old material and will post the answer here after the weekend (if I find it). $\endgroup$ – IqbalHamid Sep 26 '18 at 17:13
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I think you're looking for photosensitive.

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