aluminum oxide

noun

Definition of aluminum oxide

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Recent Examples on the Web Export volumes of aluminum oxide, which is used to make the metal aluminum, an important material in weapons production and aerospace, are 400 times higher than last year. Brian Spegele, WSJ, 15 July 2022 Russia needs alumina, also known as aluminum oxide, to make aluminum. Mary Hui, Quartz, 5 May 2022 So, the bottom surface of the graphene sheet was on silicon dioxide, and the top was covered by aluminum oxide, both of which are insulators. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 10 Mar. 2022 And second, aluminum oxide could damage and even rip a new hole in the ozone layer. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 17 June 2021 The anodization is achieved by building up the aluminum oxide on the surface in layers. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 20 May 2021 Spectro officials have denied wrongdoing and attributed the fogginess to humidity or, more recently, the distinct odor of aluminum oxide. Erin Adler, Star Tribune, 18 May 2021 In this case, ALD allows the verdant slopes surrounding Piaget's historic atelier in La Côte-aux-Fées to be rendered in razor-thin green aluminum oxide, deposited in gaseous pulses. Alex Doak, CNN, 9 Apr. 2021 Henry also likes this physical scrub, which uses tiny aluminum oxide crystals to buff the outer layer of the skin and lactic acid to get a thorough chemical exfoliation at the same time. Rebecca Deczynski, Health.com, 24 Feb. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of aluminum oxide

1869, in the meaning defined above

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25 Jul 2022

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“Aluminum oxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aluminum%20oxide. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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