arsenide

noun

ar·​se·​nide ˈär-sə-ˌnīd How to pronounce arsenide (audio)
: a binary compound of arsenic with a more electropositive element

Examples of arsenide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Future research can investigate why helical magnets such as manganese phosphide and chromium arsenide can become superconducting while other helical magnets such as manganese silicide do not, even when high pressure suppresses their magnetism, the investigators said. IEEE Spectrum, 12 Mar. 2015 The team's device, which produces these particles just in pairs, is a indium arsenide quantum dot connected to a little LED. Andrew Moseman, Discover Magazine, 19 Nov. 2019 Physicist Tony Kent and his colleagues at the University of Nottingham in England managed to create such an amplifier from a thin, layered lattice made of two semiconductors, gallium arsenide and aluminum arsenide. Laurie Rich, Discover Magazine, 26 Sep. 2010 To test those predictions, Hu and his colleagues placed a tiny piece of boron arsenide less than 100 microns thick in the gap between two diamonds. Rachel Nuwer, Scientific American, 14 Mar. 2023 Physicist Tony Kent and his colleagues at the University of Nottingham in England managed to create such an amplifier from a thin, layered lattice made of two semiconductors, gallium arsenide and aluminum arsenide. Laurie Rich, Discover Magazine, 26 Sep. 2010 But there’s still a long way to go until cubic boron arsenide can be used outside of the lab. Nicholas Gordon, Fortune, 16 Aug. 2022 According to the July study, cubic boron arsenide conducts heat ten times better than silicon. Nicholas Gordon, Fortune, 16 Aug. 2022 The materials the company is using are relatively unusual: aluminum as the superconducting wire and indium arsenide as the semiconductor that surrounds it. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 15 Mar. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

borrowed from German Arsenid, from Arsen arsenic entry 1 + -id -ide

First Known Use

1799, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of arsenide was in 1799

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“Arsenide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arsenide. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

arsenide

noun
ar·​se·​nide ˈärs-ᵊn-ˌīd How to pronounce arsenide (audio)
: a binary compound of arsenic with a more positive element

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