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se·le·nium cell

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. selenium cellnoun

    a photoelectric cell that uses a strip of selenium


  1. selenium cellnoun

    a photoelectric cell that uses a strip of selenium as the electron source


  1. selenium cell

    A solar cell, or photovoltaic cell, is an electronic device that converts the energy of light directly into electricity by the photovoltaic effect, which is a physical and chemical phenomenon. It is a form of photoelectric cell, defined as a device whose electrical characteristics, such as current, voltage, or resistance, vary when exposed to light. Individual solar cell devices are often the electrical building blocks of photovoltaic modules, known colloquially as solar panels. The common single junction silicon solar cell can produce a maximum open-circuit voltage of approximately 0.5 to 0.6 volts.Solar cells are described as being photovoltaic, irrespective of whether the source is sunlight or an artificial light. In addition to producing energy, they can be used as a photodetector (for example infrared detectors), detecting light or other electromagnetic radiation near the visible range, or measuring light intensity.


  1. selenium cell

    A selenium cell is a type of photosensitive device that converts light energy into electrical energy. It consists of a thin layer of selenium coated with a layer of transparent metal. This device functions due to the photoelectric effect, where the light hitting the selenium layer causes electrons to be released, producing electricity. Selenium cells are often used in light meters, photographic exposure meters, and other devices that measure light intensity.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Selenium Cell

    A selenium resistance box. Vitreous selenium is made by keeping ordinary selenium for some hours at a temperature of about 220º C. (428º F.) after fusing. It is placed in an electric circuit as part of the conductor. Its resistance can then be determined. It decreases in sunlight to about one-half its resistance in the dark. The selenium cell is used in the Photophone, q. v. Otherwise it is little more than a subject of experiment.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of selenium cell in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of selenium cell in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4


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