lithium niobate

noun
lithium ni·o·bate | \-ˈnī-ə-ˌbāt \

Definition of lithium niobate 

: a crystalline material LiNbO3 whose physical properties change in response to pressure or the presence of an electric field and which is used in fiber optics and as a synthetic gemstone

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Using that approach, Cleland and Kevin Satzinger, a UCSB graduate student, fashioned a resonator on a lithium niobate chip that rang for up to 150 nanoseconds. Adrian Cho, Science | AAAS, "Weird vibrations poised to control quantum computers," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of lithium niobate

1966, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lithium niobate

niobium + -ate entry 1

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