selenium cell

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n selenium cell a photoelectric cell that uses a strip of selenium
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Usage

In literature:

My form of cell is a radical departure from all previous methods of employing selenium, in all of these respects.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 492, June 6, 1885" by Various
Instead of prolonging the operation, I do it all at once, projecting the image on a sheet of tiny selenium cells.
"The Social Gangster" by Arthur B. Reeve
Another curious application of the selenium cell has been attempted, but has scarcely gone beyond the domain of theory.
"Electricity and Magnetism" by Elisha Gray
Moreover, the light passes right through the photograph and falls upon a mirror inside, off which it is reflected on to a selenium cell.
"Marvels of Scientific Invention" by Thomas W. Corbin
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