aluminum oxide


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Recent Examples on the Web To create an ultra-stiff, yet ridiculously lightweight sheet, the team sandwiched layers of aluminum oxide film together. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "These Levitating 'Fruit Flies' Could Swarm on Mars for Science," 6 May 2020 When combined, the water molecules fall apart, the oxygen atoms attaching to the aluminum to create aluminum oxide and the hydrogen atoms breaking off to create energy. London Gibson, Indianapolis Star, "Carmel's city fleet first to use technology that creates hydrogen energy 'on demand'," 17 Apr. 2020 The handheld device uses customizable spinning discs embedded with aluminum oxide crystals to remove dead skin. Braelyn Wood,, "This At-Home Microdermabrasion Pen Is Your Anti-Aging Secret for Fine Lines," 11 Sep. 2019 The Nevada Highway Patrol says nine flat cars, two tankers and three box cars derailed, and a plume of white aluminum oxide was released. Washington Post, "The Latest: Diesel fuel spilled in NV derailment; no hazmat," 19 June 2019 From there, copper wires are linked to the sheet, which is then covered by aluminum oxide. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Memristors built with 2-nanometer-thick parts," 14 Nov. 2018 Alcoa reported a 57% increase in the price of aluminum oxide sold the quarter as a result of the supply disruptions throughout the world. Bob Tita, WSJ, "Alcoa Raises Profit Outlook as Tariffs Lift Aluminum Prices," 17 Oct. 2018 The oxygen gets released in molecular form (O2) at the anode thanks to an aluminum oxide catalyst. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Process takes CO₂ from the air, converts it to carbon nanotubes," 30 May 2018 Such proposals often involve sulfates, particles that form in the stratosphere from sulfur dioxide ejected by volcanoes, or other molecules with high reflectivity, such as diamond dust or alumina (aluminum oxide). Paul Voosen, Science | AAAS, "A dusting of salt could cool the planet," 21 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of aluminum oxide

1869, in the meaning defined above

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23 May 2020

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“Aluminum oxide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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