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At the time, according to Jefferson Lab, it was commonly thought that the bismuth present with cobalt was what gave the ceramics their color.
Goodyear is looking to use thermoelectric materials (like bismuth telluride and tin selenide), to generate electricity from the difference between the hottest and coolest parts of the rubber.
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Origin and Etymology of bismuth
New Latin bismuthum, modification of German Wismut
First Known Use: 1668See Words from the same year
BISMUTH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bismuth for English Language Learners
: a grayish-white metallic element that is used in alloys and drugs
BISMUTH Defined for Kids
Definition of bismuth for Students
: a heavy grayish white metallic chemical element that is used in alloys and in medicines
Medical Definition of bismuth
: a heavy brittle grayish white chiefly trivalent metallic element that is chemically like arsenic and antimony and that is used in alloys and pharmaceuticals—symbol Bi; see element table
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