aluminum oxide


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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 Most new car batteries are rechargeable and use lithium in some form for one of the electrodes, cobalt or carbon for the other, and aluminum oxide for the electrolyte. Tom Parrett, Newsweek, "Batteries That Will Save the Planet," 13 Dec. 2014 The interior of the tunnel was surrounded by plates made of silicone rubber and aluminum oxide powder. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Scientists Capture a “Sonic Boom” of Light," 23 Jan. 2017 As Sara Fecht points out in Popular Science, the simulant contains about three times more aluminum oxide, and six times more titanium oxide, than the real thing. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Scientists Make Sturdy Bricks From Mars-Like Soils," 1 May 2017

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1869, in the meaning defined above

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