barium oxide

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n barium oxide an oxide of barium; a whitish toxic powder
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Usage

In literature:

It is a brown powder which easily gives up a part of its oxygen and, like manganese dioxide and barium dioxide, is a good oxidizing agent.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
Similar, but less definite compounds, are formed with the oxides of lead, manganese, barium, iron, aluminium and chromium.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
The oxides of lead, barium, zinc and antimony are found perceptibly to retard the rays.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 1" by Various
The alkaline earths, the oxides of calcium and barium.
"The Potter's Craft" by Charles F. Binns
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In science:

In the visible region of the optical spectrum volume disordered media, e.g. compacted powdered barium sulphate, and freshly smoked magnesium oxide are used as Lambertian diffusers.
Design of one-dimensional Lambertian diffusers of light
Here, we show using rst-principles density functional calculations that ferroelectricity can be easily induced in simple alkaline earth binary oxides such as barium oxide (BaO) using appropriate epitaxial strains.
Strain-induced ferroelectricity in simple rocksalt binary oxides
This allows us to set the barium oven temperature with confidence and confirms that un-oxidized barium is present in the oven.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
Chemical Reactions in Barium Oxide on Tungsten Emitters.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
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