selenium cell
noun Date: 1880 an insulated strip of selenium mounted with electrodes and used as a photoconductive element

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • selenium cell — n. a photoelectric cell using selenium as the photoconductive element …   English World dictionary

  • selenium cell — seleno fotoelementas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. selenium cell vok. Selenphotozelle, f; Selenzelle, f rus. селеновый фотоэлемент, m pranc. cellule photo électrique au sélénium, f …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • selenium cell — Elect. a photovoltaic cell consisting of a thin strip of selenium placed between two metal electrodes. [1875 80] * * * ▪ device       photoelectric device used to generate or control an electric current. Selenium photocells are commonly used in… …   Universalium

  • selenium cell — noun a photoelectric cell that uses a strip of selenium • Hypernyms: ↑photoelectric cell, ↑photoconductive cell, ↑photocell, ↑electric eye, ↑magic eye …   Useful english dictionary

  • selenium cell — sele′nium cell n. elm a photovoltaic cell consisting of a thin strip of selenium placed between two metal electrodes • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • selenium cell — noun a photoelectric cell that uses a strip of selenium as the electron source …   Wiktionary

  • selenium cell — /səˈliniəm sɛl/ (say suh leeneeuhm sel) noun a photoelectric cell which depends upon the influence of light on the conductivity of a strip of selenium supported between two metal electrodes …   Australian English dictionary

  • selenium cell — noun a photoelectric device containing a piece of selenium …   English new terms dictionary

  • selenium — n. Chem. a non metallic element occurring naturally in various metallic sulphide ores and characterized by the variation of its electrical resistivity with intensity of illumination. Usage: Symb.: Se. Phrases and idioms: selenium cell a piece of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Selenium — (pronEng|səˈliniəm) is a chemical element with the atomic number 34, represented by the chemical symbol Se, an atomic mass of 78.96. It is a nonmetal, chemically related to sulfur and tellurium, and rarely occurs in its elemental state in nature …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”