cadmium cell

cadmium cell

noun Electricity.
a cell with mercury and cadmium electrodes in a cadmium sulfate electrolyte, used to supply an accurate voltage for electronic measurements.
Compare Weston cell.


Origin:
1905–10

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cadmium cell
 
n
1.  a photocell with a cadmium electrode that is especially sensitive to ultraviolet radiation
2.  a former name for Weston standard cell

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