Daniell cell


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Daniell cell: voltaic cell

Daniell cell

(ˈdænjəl)
n
(General Physics) physics a type of cell having a zinc anode in dilute sulphuric acid separated by a porous barrier from a copper cathode in copper sulphate solution. It has an emf of 1.1 volts
[C19: named after John Daniell (1790–1845), English scientist]
References in periodicals archive ?
In 1836 the British chemist John Frederic Daniell (1790-1845) produced a battery, the Daniell cell, that made use of copper and zinc electrodes, and that filled the bill.
Ordinary electric batteries, even the Daniell cell (see 1836), obtain their energy by, in effect, burning metals.