from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. any compound in which selenium serves as an anion with an oxidation number of -2
- n. any organic compound of general formula RSeR (R not = H) analogous to the ethers
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A binary compound of selenium, or a compound regarded as binary.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A compound of selenium with one other element or radical: same as hydroselinate.
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Silicon selenide emits a very irritating odor, due to the hydrogen selenide which is formed by its reaction with the moisture of the atmosphere.
House Republicans are already having a grand ole time portraying the Energy Department's Loan Program Office as a government organ from which money is distributed to wild-eyed coke fiends who blow taxpayer dollars on strippers, limos and copper indium gallium selenide thin-film solar cells.
At both companies Mr. Beck focused on developing solar cells based on copper indium gallium selenide, or CIGS, a potentially high-efficiency semiconductor.
Another, more recent thin-film technology is copper indium gallium (di) selenide (known as CIGS).
Sandra Rosenthal, a professor of chemistry at Vanderbilt University, works with ultra-thin layers of cadmium selenide.
Thin film solar cells, which are made from a material called copper indium gallium selenide, are cheaper and thinner than the crystalline silicon cells used in the vast majority of solar panels on roofs.
IBM has been working for about nine months on the development of this new thin film technology using materials like copper, tin, zinc, sulfur and/or selenium instead of the traditional and more costly copper indium gallium selenide or cadmium telluride.
Thin-film solar panels consist of a sheet of glass or other material coated with a semiconductor in its gaseous form -- either silicon, cadmium telluride or copper indium gallium selenide.
First Solar's panels, made from cadmium telluride, convert 10.5% of the sunlight they receive into electricity, while San Jose, Calif. -based Nanosolar Inc. makes thin-film panels from copper indium gallium selenide, or CIGS, that are 14% efficient.
It is interesting to note that selenide crystals of truly astounding proportions were found in a mine in Mexico.
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