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 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 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 The research built on the fact that perovskite, a conductive and light-sensitive material used in solar cells, can be used to create extremely thin nanowires several thousandths of a millimeter in length. Sophie Bushwick, Scientific American, 20 May 2020 Solar cells are made from semiconductors, materials like silicon or perovskite that can either conduct electricity or insulate against it, depending on the environment. Daniel Oberhaus, Wired, 15 Apr. 2020 Until recently, little was known about how and where deep traps formed in perovskite cells. Daniel Oberhaus, Wired, 15 Apr. 2020

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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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“Perovskite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perovskite. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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