carbon black

noun

Definition of carbon black

: any of various colloidal black substances consisting wholly or principally of carbon obtained usually as soot and used especially in tires and as pigments

Examples of carbon black in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Methane is also used in chemical reactions to produce other important gases like hydrogen and carbon monoxide and carbon black, a chemical compound that's found in some types of rubber used in car tires. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "What Is Methane, Anyway?," 25 Sep. 2020 Methane is also used in chemical reactions to produce other important gases like hydrogen and carbon monoxide and carbon black, a chemical compound that's found in some types of rubber used in car tires. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "What Is Methane, Anyway?," 25 Sep. 2020 In the example shown in the video above, the researchers use carbon black—a material created through the incomplete combustion of petroleum and used as a black pigment in newspaper ink or as a conductive agent in electronics. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "How to Turn Garbage Into Graphene," 28 Jan. 2020 The company making the request is a startup with a system that uses pyrolysis, or combustion at extremely high-temperatures, to convert municipal waste and waste tires into synthetic gas, oil, carbon black, steel residue and char, a soil enhancer. Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post, "From high tech to trashed tires, Colorado approves $17.8 million in economic development incentives," 19 Dec. 2019 The synthetic gas can be sold or burned to generate electricity to power the process, while the oil, carbon black and residue steel can be sent back to tire manufacturers. Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post, "From high tech to trashed tires, Colorado approves $17.8 million in economic development incentives," 19 Dec. 2019 Walmart also discounted the Versa 2 by $50 and has three colorways available—including a rose gold, carbon black, and mist grey. Braelyn Wood, Health.com, "Tons of Cyber Monday Fitbit Deals Are Live Right Now," 2 Dec. 2019 Additional experiments showed that other materials, including carbon black nanoparticles and liquid crystalline polymers, also worked. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Tiny, Sunlight-Following Polymer ‘Sunflowers’ Could Boost the Efficiency of Solar Panels," 7 Nov. 2019 The only things below it are carbon black—a common ingredient in tires—and asphalt. Wired, "Cleaner Ships May Mean More Expensive Holidays," 23 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of carbon black

1872, in the meaning defined above

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“Carbon black.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carbon%20black. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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