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 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, "Installation costs so much that it’s better to use expensive solar panels," 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, "Charging Ahead: The Future of Batteries," 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, "Goodyear Is Trying to Make an Electricity-Generating Tire," 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 2 Mar. 2021.

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