perovskite

noun
pe·​rov·​skite | \ pə-ˈräv-ˌskīt How to pronounce perovskite (audio) , -ˈräf- How to pronounce perovskite (audio) \

Definition of perovskite

: a yellow, brown, or grayish-black mineral consisting of an oxide of calcium and titanium and sometimes containing rare earth elements

Examples of perovskite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Enlarge / Samples of the new perovskite photovoltaics, ready for testing. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 17 June 2022 That may not matter for some applications if the perovskite is much cheaper to make, though. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 17 June 2022 In any case, the researchers create a device simply by hooking up the perovskite to electrodes in a hydrogen atmosphere. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 4 Feb. 2022 The mineral, calcium silicate perovskite, only forms under the incredibly high pressures that occur deep in the earth. Stephanie Pappas, Scientific American, 11 Nov. 2021 The most common mineral in absolute is bridgmanite, known also as silicate-perovskite, making up 38 percent of Earth's volume. David Bressan, Forbes, 4 Mar. 2021 Scientists have set a new efficiency record for perovskite-silicon solar cells. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 21 Dec. 2020 First discovered in the Ural Mountains in western Russia, perovskite has raised eyebrows in testing—from 10 percent efficiency in 2012 to 20 percent in 2014. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, 28 Sep. 2020 First discovered in the Ural Mountains in western Russia, perovskite has raised eyebrows in testing—from 10 percent efficiency in 2012 to 20 percent in 2014. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, 28 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of perovskite

1840, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for perovskite

German Perowskit, from Count L. A. Perovskiĭ †1856 Russian statesman

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12 Sep 2022

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“Perovskite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perovskite. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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