carbon black


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

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Recent Examples on the Web In particular, the solid carbon that is recovered during hydrogen production via pyrolysis can be used in existing applications that involve carbon black, graphite, carbon fiber, carbon nanotubes (CNTs), graphene and other derivatives. Baker Institute, Forbes, 22 Sep. 2021 The battery features graphene anodes, which are 1,000 times more conductive than carbon black anodes. Chris Smith, BGR, 10 Aug. 2021 The particles are used to make a very strong carbon-fiber material, or to make a substance called carbon black, which can be used as a raw material in things like car tires. New York Times, 23 June 2021 Quance is now working with Goodyear to explore using her company’s carbon black to make car tires sustainably. New York Times, 23 June 2021 In addition to being vegan and gluten-free, this innovative mascara is also carbon black free. Robin Raven, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2021 The Aditya Birla Group is the world’s largest producer of carbon black, an ingredient in car tyres. The Economist, 11 Apr. 2021 The vulcanized rubber compound that makes up the outermost layer, the tread, often contains sulfur, zinc, carbon black, bisphenol A (BPA), and other chemicals. Lindsey Mcginnis, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 Nov. 2020 The rest of the laptop is a matte, light-drinking carbon black, with only a small gray MSI logo to relieve it; this makes the unusual keyboard and touchpad stand out even more. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, 20 Oct. 2020

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1872, in the meaning defined above

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“Carbon black.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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