nitride

noun
ni·tride | \ˈnī-ˌtrīd \

Definition of nitride 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a binary compound of nitrogen with a more electropositive element

nitride

verb
nitrided; nitriding

Definition of nitride (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to case-harden (a material, such as steel) by causing the surface to absorb nitrogen

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The materials being used here are molybdenum ditelluride (MoTe2), a semiconductor, and hexagonal boron nitride. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Researchers craft an LED just two atoms thick," 17 Oct. 2017 Instead, the researchers placed a layer of the boron nitride insulator on top of the MoTe2 (which also protected the MoTe2 from being oxidized). John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Researchers craft an LED just two atoms thick," 17 Oct. 2017 The transistors were printed using graphene nanosheets as electrodes, with tungsten diselenide and boron nitride (two other nanomaterials) as the other parts of the transistor. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian, "New Electronic Labels Could Alert You When Your Milk Spoils," 17 Apr. 2017 Having successfully enclosed the graphene in boron nitride, the researchers were able to generate surface plasmons that propagate with low losses for the entire length of the phase-shifting device. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "A future for light-powered wireless connectivity, thanks to graphene," 20 July 2017 At the center of the committee’s concerns on the Philips deal, according to Mr. Lewis, was a little known but increasingly important advanced semiconductor material called gallium nitride. Paul Mozur And Jane Perlez, New York Times, "U.S. Tech Giants May Blur National Security Boundaries in China Deals OCT. 30, 2015," 4 Feb. 2016 The transistors were printed using graphene nanosheets as electrodes, with tungsten diselenide and boron nitride (two other nanomaterials) as the other parts of the transistor. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian, "New Electronic Labels Could Alert You When Your Milk Spoils," 17 Apr. 2017 One possibility is Aixtron’s leading position making technology that creates chips based on an advanced semiconductor material called gallium nitride. Paul Mozur, New York Times, "Rush of Chinese Investment in Europe’s High-Tech Firms Is Raising Eyebrows SEPT. 16, 2016," 19 Nov. 2016

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First Known Use of nitride

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1850, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1928, in the meaning defined above

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nitride

noun
ni·tride | \ˈnī-ˌtrīd \

Medical Definition of nitride 

: a binary compound of nitrogen with a more electropositive element

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