lithium fluoride
noun Date: 1944 a crystalline salt LiF used especially in making prisms and ceramics and as a flux

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  • Lithium fluoride — Chembox new Name = Lithium fluoride ImageFile1 = LiF crystal.jPeG ImageSize1 = 120px ImageName1 = Lithium fluoride boule ImageFile2 = Lithium fluoride 3D ionic.png ImageSize2 = 120px ImageName2 = Lithium fluoride IUPACName = Lithium fluoride… …   Wikipedia

  • lithium fluoride — Chem. a fine, white, slightly water soluble powder, LiF, used chiefly in the manufacture of ceramics. [1940 45] * * * lithium fluoride, a white powder used in ceramics, as a flux in soldering and welding, and, in the form of synthetic crystals,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lithium fluoride — noun a salt that may be prepared by the action of hydrofluoric acid on many lithium compounds, and occurs naturally as griceite; its crystals are used in optical instruments, and in radiation dosimetry (based on its radiothermoluminescence) …   Wiktionary

  • lithium fluoride — Chem. a fine, white, slightly water soluble powder, LiF, used chiefly in the manufacture of ceramics. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • Yttrium lithium fluoride — (LiYF4, sometimes abbreviated YLF) is a birefringent crystal, typically doped with neodymium and used as a gain medium in solid state lasers. See also *Neodymium doped yttrium lithium fluoride …   Wikipedia

  • Neodymium-doped yttrium lithium fluoride — (Nd:YLF) is a lasing medium for arclamp pumped and diode pumped solid state lasers. The YLF crystal (LiYF4) is naturally birefringent, and commonly used laser transitions occur at 1047 nm and 1053 nm. It is used in Q switched systems in part due… …   Wikipedia

  • Lithium — (pronEng|ˈlɪθiəm) is a chemical element with the symbol Li and atomic number 3. It is a soft alkali metal with a silver white color. Under standard conditions, it is the lightest metal and the least dense solid element. Like all alkali metals,… …   Wikipedia

  • lithium — /lith ee euhm/, n. 1. Chem. a soft, silver white metallic element, the lightest of all metals, occurring combined in certain minerals. Symbol: Li; at. wt.: 6.939; at. no.: 3; sp. gr.: 0.53 at 20°C. 2. Pharm. the substance in its carbonate or… …   Universalium

  • Lithium chloride — Chembox new Name = Lithium chloride ImageFile1 = Lithium chloride.jpg ImageSize1 = 150px ImageName1 = Lithium chloride ImageFile2 = Lithium chloride 3D ionic.png ImageSize2 = 150px ImageName2 = Lithium chloride IUPACName = Lithium Chloride… …   Wikipedia

  • Lithium iodide — Chembox new Name = Lithium Iodide ImageFile = Lithium iodide 3D ionic.png ImageName = Lithium iodide OtherNames = lithium(I) iodide Section1 = Chembox Identifiers CASNo = 10377 51 2 Section2 = Chembox Properties Formula = LiI MolarMass = 133.845… …   Wikipedia

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