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cadmium cell

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1. (General Physics) a photocell with a cadmium electrode that is especially sensitive to ultraviolet radiation
2. (General Physics) a former name for Weston standard cell
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Noun1.cadmium cell - a standard voltaic cell (trademark Weston)
standard cell - a primary cell used as a standard of electromotive force
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The main galvanometer to be used eventually with the comparator is to be critically damped when the external resistance is 1,200 ohms, which was assumed as an average value of the resistance of two saturated cadmium cells in series.