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The material, developed by Livermore’s High Explosives Applications Facility (HEAF), is a thermite mixture of metal and metal oxide, which burns at high temperature.
Researchers at Shanghai’s Institute of Ceramics are developing a new kind of wallpaper made from graphene oxide and hydroxyapatite nanowires that can detect fire and act as a retardant.
Because the metal is incredibly light, totally resistant to corrosion, hypoallergenic, amagnetic and, like Wolverine, has some capacity for self-healing, in that scratches form an oxide layer over themselves.
Gordon Moore’s metal oxide semiconductor technology largely finished that job.
What is less well known is that four-fifths of the cobalt sulphates and oxides used to make the all-important cathodes for lithium-ion batteries are refined in China.
The cathodes in the lithium-ion batteries typically used in electric vehicles, or EVs, are made of metal oxides that contain cobalt, a metal found in finite supplies and concentrated in one of the globe’s more precarious countries.
Propylene oxide and crotonaldeyde are probable carcinogens, the EPA says, while acrylamide’s role in causing cancer is more controversial.
The nuclear batteries that are found in New Horizons harnesses heat from the natural radioactive decay of plutonium-238 oxide.
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Origin and Etymology of oxide
First Known Use: 1788See Words from the same year
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Definition of oxide for English Language Learners
chemistry : a compound of oxygen and another substance
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