selenium cell


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selenium cell

n.
A photoconductive cell consisting of an insulated selenium strip between two suitable electrodes.

selenium cell

n
(Chemistry) a photoelectric cell containing a strip of selenium between two metal electrodes

sele′nium cell`



n.
a photovoltaic cell consisting of a thin strip of selenium placed between two metal electrodes.
[1875–80]
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Noun1.selenium cell - a photoelectric cell that uses a strip of seleniumselenium cell - a photoelectric cell that uses a strip of selenium
electric eye, magic eye, photocell, photoconductive cell, photoelectric cell - a transducer used to detect and measure light and other radiations
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The light meter is powered by a sensitized selenium cell that converts radiant light energy into electrical voltage; no batteries are required.
Low-level readings taken immediately after high levels have been measured may be incorrect; they may err on the low side because of temporary fatigue of the selenium cell.