beryllium

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n beryllium a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Beryllium (Chem) A metallic element found in the beryl. See Glucinum.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n beryllium Same as glucinum.
    • n beryllium Some evidence has lately been brought forward which indicates that another element may perhaps be present in beryllium, which has heretofore been supposed to be simple.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

Beryllium, it will be observed, is very simple, whereas calcium and strontium are complicated.
"Occult Chemistry" by Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater
Her long two-hundred-foot polished beryllium steel hull mirrored the spaceport scene around them.
"Stand by for Mars!" by Carey Rockwell
Suppose their compound could eat through even our helio-beryllium?
"Out Around Rigel" by Robert H. Wilson
The door was closed, but the lock of the door was gone, the magnesium-beryllium alloy burned away.
"The Black Star Passes" by John W Campbell
Only the outer hull is tungsten-beryllium.
"The Ultimate Weapon" by John Wood Campbell
Beryllium had been taken, but whether there was any significance in the thefts or not, no one knew.
"Anything You Can Do ..." by Gordon Randall Garrett
It was in a beryllium case.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
Actually, it could be found eventually with the D-N beryllium as a guide.
"The Judas Valley" by Gerald Vance
This mineral contains the metals aluminum and beryllium combined with the non-metal oxygen.
"A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public" by Frank Bertram Wade
A section of the beryllium-steel casing slid smoothly open, disclosing a thick flawless quartzite port.
"Pirates of the Gorm" by Nat Schachner
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In news:

NO Toxic Metals like Beryllium, which OSHA says is found in COAL & COPPER SLAG abrasives and can be highly toxic to some people.
Researchers are hoping to find out more about the risk factors for beryllium disease at Hanford in a new study being launched this week.
Elitist Beryllium , Know-It-All Carbon, and Other Personified Ways to Learn the Periodic Table.
Can you explain to me the difference between AMS-H-7199 and AMS 2728 when it comes to heat treating copper- beryllium alloy parts.
Is There Beryllium Copper In Your Future.
Elitist Beryllium, Know-It-All Carbon, and Other Personified Ways to Learn the Periodic Table.
Elitist Beryllium, Know-It-All Carbon, and Other Personified Ways to Learn the Periodic Table.
Elitist Beryllium, Know-It-All Carbon, and Other Personified Ways to Learn the Periodic Table .
This rugged, 400-W device features brazed construction and all beryllium-oxide (BeO) ceramic composition.
All three adapters are designed for 50-O use and are formed of non-magnetic 303 stainless steel with beryllium copper contacts supported with a bead configuration.
Made by Ball Aerospace, the 18 beryllium mirror segments for the James Webb Space Telescope are ready to be delivered to NASA.
A Layer of Super-Cooled Beryllium Ions Can Act as a Quantum System Simulator Britton/ NIST .
The James Webb Telescope 's beryllium mirrors are designed to warp in the cold of space.
Focal allowed me to visit the Be facility in which it manufactures its beryllium tweeters in a HazMat room.
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In science:

Options to reduce the background levels include, for ATLAS, a replacement of the beampipe with a more transparent one in beryllium, along the full 50m of the detector. A replacement for the most forward components, nevertheless, is being considered.
The super-LHC
So far the quantum regime has only been achieved for a single ion of either Mercury in two dimensions or Beryllium in three dimensions .
The Ion Trap Quantum Information Processor
The hyperfine splitting of 3.26 GHz is accessible to electrooptic modulators, though less easily than the smaller splitting in beryllium.
The Ion Trap Quantum Information Processor
Taking these results together with those from the Homestake Chlorine experiment, there is essentially no room left for the Beryllium neutrinos, which may be accommodated by the MSW effect.
Moriond '97 - Electroweak Interactions and Unified Theories - Conference Summary
Crucial tests will be provided by Borexino, which is aimed at the real time detection of Beryllium neutrinos, by Super-Kamiokande when the statistics are sufficient to allow fine distortions of the energy spectrum to be detected, and by Sudbury which should be able to measure the neutral to charged current ratio.
Moriond '97 - Electroweak Interactions and Unified Theories - Conference Summary
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