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  1. photoswitchnoun

    A switch that is activated by light

  2. photoswitchnoun

    A compound whose structure is changed, and whose function is activated by light


  1. Photoswitch

    A photoswitch is a type of molecule that can change its structural geometry and chemical properties upon irradiation with electromagnetic radiation. Although often used interchangeably with the term molecular machine, a switch does not perform work upon a change in its shape whereas a machine does. However, photochromic compounds are the necessary building blocks for light driven molecular motors and machines. Upon irradiation with light, photoisomerization about double bonds in the molecule can lead to changes in the cis- or trans- configuration. These photochromic molecules are being considered for a range of applications.


  1. Photoswitch

    A photoswitch is a kind of sensor that detects the presence of light, generally in a certain wavelength. Photoswitches are used for numerous scientific and manufacturing applications. They are also commonly used in residential areas to turn lights on and off based on the time of day. It is a photo-electric cell connected to a circuit that measures how much electricity the cell produces and according the setting of minimum and maximum lux level, the circuit decides and gives the output.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of photoswitch in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of photoswitch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3


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