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A binary compound consisting of silicon and a more electropositive element.


(Elements & Compounds) any one of a class of binary compounds formed between silicon and certain metals


(ˈsɪl əˌsaɪd, -sɪd)

a compound of two elements, one of which is silicon.
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Noun1.silicide - any of various compounds of silicon with a more electropositive element or radical
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
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The Cambridge research will explore the pros and cons of different fuel combinations, including thorium, plutonium and the main material the designers are focusing on, uranium silicide, which is more power dense and so more cost-effective than the uranium oxide currently used.
The story follows the return to Dolvia's savannah of Brianna Miller as she struggles to protect the tribes during a conflict with the Borabean who seek to capture the new mineral silicide.
These power packs, which contain sodium silicide, don't degrade over time, and when you add water (even sea water), they produce the hydrogen needed for the conversion to electricity.
The system offers not only processing for silicide applications, but also handles other applications such as MEMS with Ni and Co films, so further expansion of the market can be expected in the future.
The source of these cartridges is called sodium silicide.
According to the company, sodium silicide is a safe, air-stable reactive metal powder that produces hydrogen at about half the pressure of a soda can.
The driving force for silicon diffusion out is believed to originate from the negative Gibbs free energy of Nb silicide formation (Fig.
The substance--a manganese silicide named Brownleeite--appears to have come from comet 26P/Grigg-Skjellerup, NASA announced June 12.
Silicide and boride ceramics can be used to high temperatures as well but are more sensitive to variations in film purity and require poisonous gases to form from base metals.
Tantalum nitride, tantalum silicide and ruthenium oxide are common resistor materials, although the materials may be changed to suit the resistivity and power handling requirements, temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR), and processing capabilities.
Lockheed subcontracted for two types of silicide fiber products, (1) a pre-impregnated material made from Nicalon Silicon carbide fibers, and (2) silicide fiber made from Tyranno fibers.