telluride

noun
tel·lu·ride | \ˈtel-yə-ˌrīd \

Definition of telluride 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

Telluride

geographical name
Tel·lu·ride | \ˈtel-yə-ˌrīd \

Definition of Telluride (Entry 2 of 2)

town in the San Juan Mountains, southwestern Colorado population 2325

Note: Founded as a mining camp, Telluride flourished with the discovery of silver, gold, copper, iron, lead, and zinc nearby. Today it is a ski resort with numerous upscale seasonal homes.

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Previous thermoelectric material compositions were made up of cadmium, telluride or mercury—elements that were all toxic to humans and, according to Saini’s research, not as stable as the Ca3Co4Og combination. Kristen A. Schmitt, Smithsonian, "Is This New Material a Game Changer for Thermoelectricity?," 10 Apr. 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 Previous thermoelectric material compositions were made up of cadmium, telluride or mercury—elements that were all toxic to humans and, according to Saini’s research, not as stable as the Ca3Co4Og combination. Kristen A. Schmitt, Smithsonian, "Is This New Material a Game Changer for Thermoelectricity?," 10 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of telluride

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1832, in the meaning defined above

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