a conductor, not necessarily metallic, through which a current enters or leaves a nonmetallic medium, as an electrolytic cell, arc generator, vacuum tube, or gaseous discharge tube.
- in·ter·e·lec·trode, noun
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How to use electrode in a sentence
In January 2019, researchers at Johns Hopkins University implanted electrodes in the brain of Robert “Buz” Chmielewski.New technology can get inside your head. Are you ready? | Laura Sanders | February 11, 2021 | Science News For Students
Thin tendrils laced with hundreds or thousands of electrodes will spread out in the brain to listen in on — and perhaps even stimulate — nerve cells.Can privacy coexist with technology that reads and changes brain activity? | Laura Sanders | February 11, 2021 | Science News
Using an electrode and a computer, the team could then monitor for these currents.Scientists Made a Biohybrid Nose Using Cells From Mosquitoes | Shelly Fan | January 26, 2021 | Singularity Hub
Their technology replaces the graphite electrode in lithium-ion batteries with one made of semiconductor nanoparticles.New Fast-Charging, Low-Cost Batteries Could Be a Game-Changer for Electric Cars | Edd Gent | January 25, 2021 | Singularity Hub
What’s more, the new electrolyte doesn’t degrade the battery’s electrodes, which helps the battery last longer.Zinc-air batteries are typically single-use. A new design could change that | Maria Temming | January 5, 2021 | Science News
It will take some time for any cupric ions actually to reach the electrode and be deposited as metallic copper.
On the anode side, purple permanganate ions are seen rising toward the positive electrode.
The hydrogen electrode is connected with the negative post of the voltmeter, the oxygen electrode with the positive post.
For the purposes of this book it will be sufficient to limit our discussion to the behavior of an ideal oxygen electrode.
The gas is easily conducted to the platinum gauze electrode through such a tube.
British Dictionary definitions for electrode
a conductor through which an electric current enters or leaves an electrolyte, an electric arc, or an electronic valve or tube
an element in a semiconducting device that emits, collects, or controls the movement of electrons or holes
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Scientific definitions for electrode
A conductor through which an electric current enters or leaves a substance (or a vacuum) whose electrical characteristics are being measured, used, or manipulated. Electrodes can be used to detect electrical activity such as brain waves. Terminal points in electrical components such as transistors, diodes, and batteries are electrodes.
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