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  • n. Plural form of carbide.


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  • Famous for his work with the electric furnace at high temperatures; prepared artificial diamonds, together with many new binary compounds such as carbides, silicides, borides, and nitrides; isolated fluorine and studied its properties and its compounds very thoroughly] ~Chemical properties.

    An Elementary Study of Chemistry

  • The emphasis then shifted to testing materials and fuels (metal and ceramic oxides, carbides and nitrides of uranium and plutonium) for larger fast reactors.

    Fast neutron reactors (FBR)

  • One-half of the cobalt consumed in the United States was for use in super alloys, which are used mainly in defense aircraft gas turbine engines; 9% was for use in cemented carbides for cutting and wear-resistant applications; 18%, for various other metallic applications; and 24%, for a variety of chemical applications.

    Journalist Jailed in Congo for Investigating Mining Sectors

  • Columbium can be used in place of tantalum to make carbides.


  • Surface coatings of various materials, typically other metals, alloys, and metal carbides or nitrides, can be applied using these processes.

    Alternatives for significant uses of hexavalent chromium in Massachusetts

  • This category breaks down into three subsets: oxides (alumina, zirconia), non-oxides (carbides, borides, nitrides) and composites (combinations of oxides and non-oxides).

    The Pressure Is On For Ceramics

  • In gas with extra carbon or too little oxygen, carbon compounds like carbides and graphite could form instead of silicates, Kuchner said at a conference on extrasolar planets in Aspen, Colorado.

    2005 February 08 « worlds in a grain of sand

  • Carbon planets would be made mostly of carbides, although they might have iron cores and atmospheres.

    2005 February 08 « worlds in a grain of sand

  • The Environmental Protection Agency defines a volatile organic compound as “any compound of carbon, excluding carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, carbonic acid, metallic carbides or carbonates, and ammonium carbonate, which participates in atmospheric photochemical reactions.”


  • My group has studied molecules as diverse as the platinocyanides, Chevrel phases, transition metal carbides, displacive transitions in NiAs, MnP and NiP, new metallic forms of carbon, the making and breaking of bonds in the solid state and many other systems.

    Roald Hoffmann - Autobiography


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