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Cd Box

Contributor: Koen Heckel

Cadmium (specifically CdSeTe) use in solar cells--process that is used locally at First Solar in Perrysburg, OH!

About the Display:

  • Cadmium drill battery provided by Dr. Martin J Ohlinger (UT College of Pharmacy)
  • Cadmium-Telluride solar panel

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Symbol: Cd

Atomic Number: 48

Atomic Mass: 112.414 u

Electron Configuration: [Kr] 4d105s2 

Year Discovered: 1817

Discovered By: Friedrich Stromeyer

Last Updated: 6/27/22