sel·​e·​nide | \ ˈse-lə-ˌnīd How to pronounce selenide (audio) \

Definition of selenide

: a binary compound of selenium with a more electropositive element or group

Examples of selenide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Zhao’s team recently reported making an n-type single-crystal tin selenide by spiking it with bromine atoms. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, 2 Aug. 2021 Cadmium minerals are very rare and include cadmoselite (a cadmium-selenide), greenockite (a cadmium-sulfide) and otavite (a cadmium-carbonate). David Bressan, Forbes, 4 July 2021 Thin is in The researchers focused on thin-film technology, which is dominated by two materials: cadmium telluride (often called cadtel) and CIGS, or copper indium gallium selenide. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 2 May 2018 Jain, assistant professor of chemistry, and his students, have developed a superionic solid, made from nanoparticles of copper selenide, that has different properties. Nathan Hurst, Smithsonian, 7 Mar. 2017 Goodyear is looking to use thermoelectric materials (like bismuth telluride and tin selenide), to generate electricity from the difference between the hottest and coolest parts of the rubber. Alex Davies, WIRED, 12 Mar. 2015

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First Known Use of selenide

1849, in the meaning defined above

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“Selenide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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