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  • n. any chloride containing three fluorine atoms in each molecule

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  • Using new analytical techniques, a research team in California has made the first atmospheric measurements of nitrogen trifluoride, which is thousands of times more effective at warming the atmosphere than an equal mass of carbon dioxide.

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  • The research, based on data from a NASA-funded measurement network, examined nitrogen trifluoride, which is thousands of times more effective at warming the atmosphere than an equal mass of carbon dioxide.

    EcoEarth.Info Environment RSS Newsfeed

  • Nitrogen trifluoride (NF3), another global warming whopper (17,000 times more powerful than CO2), is used in the manufacturing of thin-film PV panels.

    Jennifer Grayson: Eco Etiquette: How Green Are Solar Panels?

  • The manufacturing process for these devices results in the release of a gas called nitrogen trifluoride, or NF3, which does approximately 17,000 times more environmental damage than carbon dioxide.

    The Best Green Choices For Your Life

  • I thought the ClF3 chlorine trifluoride he wrote about previously was bad, but this is a whole level of magnitude beyond that.

    Making Light: Open thread 136

  • Whilst nitrogen trifluoride is certainly worthy of inclusion under the Kyoto protocol, along with perfluorocarbons and the like, especially as worldwide consumption of the gas grows, it is however nothing worth making a huge irrational fuss in the media about.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • Nitrogen trifluoride, or NF3, is used in the electronics industry mainly to flush out the by-products of chemical vapour deposition.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • We can reasonably expect that the contribution from nitrogen trifluoride is similar, at around 0.001 to 0.002 W/m2.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • Nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) can be called the missing greenhouse gas: It is a synthetic chemical produced in industrial quantities; it is not included in the Kyoto basket of greenhouse gases or in national reporting under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC); and there are no observations documenting its atmospheric abundance.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • He must have sympathized with my difficulties because one day through his efforts I received a cylinder of boron trifluoride.

    George A. Olah - Autobiography

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