- n. Plural form of silicate.
“My husband Steve and I are engrossed by exhibits that enable us to compare the magnetism of highly magnetic iron meteorites like Canyon Diablo with that of stony meteorites, which primarily consist of non-metallic minerals called silicates and therefore exhibit very little magnetism.”
“Most Oxygen is found either in the form of silicates, which is an oxide of silicon, or in water, where it makes up 90\% of water's weight.”
“Finally, others, such as silicates and certain resins, for example, need to be prepared before use.”
“The two cameras have been tuned to see the signature of silicates, which are the components that make up volcanic ash.”
“They're able to see silicates up to 100km – maybe more – away if you're flying at 33,000ft, and that information can be relayed straight back to the pilot in the cockpit and he's able to see volcanic ash in the atmosphere ahead of the aircraft and manoeuvre around it.”
“In addition to the hydrocarbons, there are also silicates, nitrates, sulfides, and frozen water.”
“The building had been glazed, the work of termite-like insects that digested silicates and excreted a glistening protective layer.”
“These were found to include crystalline silicates that are only formed at high temperatures.”
“As we collect and analyze this data, we try to identify certain aspects as belonging to a class of minerals, such as clays, sulfate or mafic silicates.”
“Also found were "additional chemical signatures of silicates, kaolin clays, pigments (TiO2), calcites, dolomites, carbonates, metal complexes (sub-micron chromium, aluminum/iron matrices) and chrysotile asbestos.”
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