Weston standard cell


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Weston standard cell

[′wes·tən ′stan·dərd ′sel]
(electricity)
A standard cell used as a highly accurate voltage source for calibrating purposes; the positive electrode is mercury, the negative electrode is cadmium, and the electrolyte is a saturated cadmium sulfate solution; the Weston standard cell has a voltage of 1.018636 volts at 20°C.