from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A steel-gray to black mineral, MnO(OH), found in North America and Europe; manganese oxide.
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- n. a dark gray mineral of manganese, MnO(OH), found throughout North America and Europe
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the oxides of manganese; -- called also gray manganese ore. It occurs in brilliant steel-gray or iron-black crystals, also massive.
- n. A compound of manganese dioxide with a metallic oxide; so called as though derived from the hypothetical manganous acid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hydrated oxid of manganese occurring in orthorhombic crystals of a steel-gray or iron-black color and brilliant luster, also in masses having a columnar structure. It is often altered, by loss of water, to pyrolusite. Also called gray manganese ore.
- n. A substance which may be viewed as a compound of manganese dioxid with the monoxid of a more basic or electropositive metal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a black mineral consisting of basic manganese oxide; a source of manganese
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The sesquioxide is found crystallized in an anhydrous form in braunite, and hydrated in manganite.
Like iron ores, manganese ores consist principally of the oxides of manganese (pyrolusite, psilomelane, manganite, wad, and others), and rarely the carbonate of manganese (rhodochrosite).
The key is understanding how to grow perfect, defect-free manganite sheets.
A metal oxide complex called lanthanum strontium manganite is ferromagnetic in large quantities.
(PhysOrg. com) -- Using cutting-edge spectroscopy at atomic resolutions, researchers have discovered how to grow ultra-thin manganite films while retaining their magnetic properties.
To examine manganite samples grown by their collaborators in Japan, the scientists used a technique called electron energy loss spectroscopy, performed in a scanning transmission electron microscope.
Spectroscopic images of alternating lanthanum strontium manganite and strontium titanate layers.
Using cutting-edge spectroscopy at atomic resolutions, researchers led by David A. Muller, professor of applied and engineering physics, have figured out why this happens, and how to grow ultra-thin manganite films while retaining their magnetic properties.
When the RIKEN team presented their manganite thin film and explained its phase separation properties, Shen had what he wanted.