: of, relating to, or containing copper with a valence of one
Examples of cuprous in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThe coating is made up of cuprous oxide, a reddish chemical compound commonly found in ceramic paints and glazes, as well as in antifouling paints meant to keep marine life, like barnacles, from sticking to a ship's hull.
Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 20 July 2020 For the first time, researchers have used light to control the shape of nanoparticles and create micron-size hollow shells from crystals of cuprous oxide (copper and oxygen).
Leto Sapunar, Scientific American, 22 Feb. 2020 Illuminating a cuprous oxide microcrystal excites its electrons, which join with copper ions to form regular copper atoms.
Leto Sapunar, Scientific American, 22 Feb. 2020
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