barium fluoride


: a white, solid, crystalline compound BaF2 that is used as a material in optics (as in lenses) and as a flux (see flux entry 1 sense 6) in some enamels
Barium fluoride would resist the cesium, but it was suitable only for the windows, not for the entire vacuum cell containing the cesium.Nick Taylor, Laser, 2000

Word History

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of barium fluoride was in 1868

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“Barium fluoride.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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