external circuit

external circuit

[ek′stərn·əl ′sər·kət]
(physical chemistry)
All connecting wires, devices, and current sources which achieve desired conditions within an electrolytic cell.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Most importantly, and also surprisingly, they found out that the battery can revert this situation itself in the presence of heat by simply opening the external circuit for some time; in other words, by using a simple switch.
The nail conducts the current as an external circuit with a very small load, while the area around the nail behaves as during a discharge.
Laboratory and animal testing confirmed that photodetectors on the device absorbed light and passed it through to a soft external circuit board.
This state is energetically higher than conduction band edge of the semiconductor (Ti[O.sub.2]) which causes the electron to flow to this band (CB) and consequently to the external circuit, until it reaches the counter electrode (cathode) [3].
When releasing power, lithium ions travel from the anode through the electrolyte to the cathode, driving an associated flow of electrons through an external circuit. This process goes into reverse when the battery is charged by an external power source, with the opposite flow of electrons driving lithium ions from the cathode to the anode.
Electrical current now flows across the dendrites instead of the external circuit, rendering the battery useless and dead.
"As the droplets jump, they carry charge from one plate to the other; if the two plates are connected through an external circuit, that charge difference can be harnessed to provide power."
An external circuit connects anode to cathode and provides the mechanism to power electrical devices.
To maximize the sensitivity of the solar cell receiver, the solar cell can be set up to an external circuit that drives a nominal 100 ohm load resistor (figure 2 and 3).

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