zinc sulfide


Definition of zinc sulfide

: a fluorescent white to yellowish compound ZnS used especially as a white pigment and a phosphor

Examples of zinc sulfide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now that the ship is out of water, those nanoparticles—namely zinc sulfide—are oxidizing and becoming acidic, reports Ars Technica. Rasha Aridi, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 Nov. 2021 Surrounding this core is an intermediate unreactive layer, for example a zinc sulfide shell. Gabriel A. Silva, Forbes, 23 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of zinc sulfide

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of zinc sulfide was in 1851

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“Zinc sulfide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zinc%20sulfide. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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