lithium niobate


lithium ni·o·bate

noun \-ˈnī-ə-ˌbāt\

Definition of LITHIUM NIOBATE

:  a crystalline material LiNbO3 whose physical properties change in response to pressure or the presence of an electric field and which is used in fiber optics and as a synthetic gemstone

Origin of LITHIUM NIOBATE

niobium + 1-ate
First Known Use: 1966

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