An electrochemical cell in which current and a voltage are simultaneously produced upon absorption of light by one or more of the electrodes. Usually at least one of the electrodes is a semiconductor.
See also: photovoltaic cell, photoelectrolytic cell, photogalvanic cell
PAC, 1991, 63, 569. 'Terminology in semiconductor electrochemistry and photoelectrochemical energy conversion (Recommendations 1991)' on page 593 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac199163040569)
PAC, 1996, 68, 2223. 'Glossary of terms used in photochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)' on page 2260 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac199668122223)