barium fluoride


Definition of 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

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1868, in the meaning defined above

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“Barium fluoride.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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