metallic element


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n metallic element any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
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In literature:

Some twenty-five chemical elements have been found in meteorites, including carbon and the ``sun-metal,'' helium.
"Curiosities of the Sky" by Garrett Serviss
The wooden and metallic elements of a miner's kit lay near by.
"The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Vol. II: In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians" by Ambrose Bierce
The fiercest fires of persecution only fused the elements, and consolidated the mass of metal.
"Sketches of the Covenanters" by J. C. McFeeters
There is no known metal, and perhaps no substance whatever, which demands so high a temperature to fuse it as does the element carbon.
"McClure's Magazine, January, 1896, Vol. VI. No. 2" by Various
Of the non-metallic elements which offer similar resistance, the best is carbon.
"Notable Events of the Nineteenth Century" by Various
PHOSPHORUS is an element (symbol P) which enters the metal from the ore.
"The Working of Steel" by Fred H. Colvin
Like most of the oxides of the non-metallic elements, carbon dioxide is an acid anhydride.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
After separating out all the known metals he had something left, and thought it was a new element, a metal.
"The Skylark of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby
Thermo-electricity dispenses with the electrolyte, and nothing is used but the metallic elements and heat.
"Electricity for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
All metals have a strong attraction for oxygen, and this element is found in great abundance both in water and in acids.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
Carbon was the first non-metallic element discovered in the sun.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
Like changes are known to occur in some gaseous, non-metallic elements, as oxygen; and also in metallic elements, as antimony.
"Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I" by Herbert Spencer
I builded roads and bridges and moles, and won the secrets of metals and virtues of the elements.
"The Kempton-Wace Letters" by Jack London
ER'BIUM, a rare metal found along with yttrium, terbium, and other rare elements in some rare minerals.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
He mixed the precious metal with common elements, and He mingled His truth with human thoughts and human institutions.
"What and Where is God?" by Richard La Rue Swain
Of these by far the most important are the non-metallic elements oxygen and silicon.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 6" by Various
These five states of felicity correspond to their five elements, earth, wood, water, metal, fire, whose symbols figure at the corner of the seal.
"Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume II" by Karl Ritter von Scherzer
Elements of the Art of Assaying Metals.
"Journal and Letters of Philip Vickers Fithian: A Plantation Tutor of the Old Dominion, 1773-1774." by Philip Vickers Fithian

In news:

New Guide for Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of Nonmodular Metallic Orthopaedic Hip Implants.
1.1 This guide establishes requirements and considerations for the numerical simulation of nonmodular metallic orthopaedic hip implants using finite element analysis (FEA) techniques.
Metal, Wood featured at gallery's 'Artistic Element' exhibit.
Tyler, tx — Artwork that celebrates natural elements such as wood and metal will be featured at a new Gallery Main Street art exhibit that opens Saturday, Sept 29.
Specification covering production of titanium metal and alloy structural components from pre-alloyed and blended elemental powders.
To find this pigment the team looked for residue of trace metals like copper, nickel, zinc and iron, because the atoms of those elements are often incorporated into eumelanin.
The optional single element High Penetration feature enables the gage to take measurements on very thick or highly attenuating materials, such as cast metals, rubber, and fiberglass.
Since the '70s members have blended elements of pop, punk and even metal in a way that is instantly catchy and recognizable.
A printed-circuit board (PCB) designed to accommodate the electronic circuits for the parasitic elements was placed beneath the antenna's metallic plate.
And the colors appear when the metal salts within the fireworks get heated up, because then their specific elements will produce different amounts of energy.
Until this work, attempts to create metal -oxo species with elements such as gold, platinum, silver, iridium and rhodium have been unsuccessful.
Blends wood and metal and sports a distinctive pineapple inspired design element.
Instead, they hope to strike neodymium, europium and other exotic-sounding rare earth metals -- a group of 15 elements, plus two others with similar properties, used in clean-energy technology, military hardware and cell phones.
The X-ray fluorescence coating thickness and composition measurement tool called the HiSpex is designed to measure metal film thickness and compositions along with the determination of elemental composition of solids.
Metal halide lamps occasionally fail "non-passively" at end of life, which may cause hot quartz elements to be ejected from the light fixture, presenting a fire risk.

In science:

However, the solar neighborhood is not the case, and thus, we keep ǫmSN ∼ 1000 M⊙ . 2.6 Dust growth by ‘metal’ accretion in the ISM In the ISM, atoms of some refractory elements (or refractory molecules) may accrete onto a dust grain and may become a part of the grain.
The origin of dust in galaxies revisited: the mechanism determining dust content
We represent all elements heavier than helium as just a ‘metal’ in the formulas for simplicity, while yields of various elements are presented in literature.
The origin of dust in galaxies revisited: the mechanism determining dust content
The clock error between the two elements once they are held in the metallic barrel.
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system
Both streams exhibit a range in metallicity but with relative elemental abundances that are identical to those of thick disk stars of the same metallicity.
Chemical compositions of stars in two stellar streams from the Galactic thick disk
Both theory and observations seem to favor (consistent with the recent findings of the uppe r limit of 50M⊙ reported above) hypernovae as the dominant enrichment agent of the metal-poor halo stars, as deduced from their elemental abundance patterns.
First Stars IV: Summary Talk
The results of Rich (1988), based on his low-resolution spectra, that the mean metallicity of K/M giants in Baade’s Window was twice the solar value was very influential and widely accepted; however, it is now apparent that line-blending and elemental abundance variations contributed to a calibration error.
Galactic Bulges
Elemental abundances provide significantly more information than do ‘metallicity’ since different elements are synthesised by stars of different masses and hence on different timescales (e.g.
Galactic Bulges
Quantification of this statement awaits more robust measurement of the tails of the bulge metallicity distribution function, and of appropriate element ratios.
Galactic Bulges
This method will become very important if it is possible to obtain accurate measurements of r-process elements for a number of very low metallicity stars, and the resulting age estimates are consistent.
Dark Matter and Structure Formation in the Universe
Abundance ratios observed in low-mass metal-poor stars allow estimates of primordial abundances of elements as well as the study of the yields of SNe of different progenitor masses.
Oxygen abundances in unevolved metal-poor stars from near-UV OH lines
There is increasing evidence for a large scatter in the abundances of other α elements in some halo stars with metallicities below −3.
Oxygen abundances in unevolved metal-poor stars from near-UV OH lines
Low metallicity or low abundances of C, N, and O relative to the solar abundances of these elements would indicate that the level of stellar processing is minimized.
Primordial Big Bang Nucleosynthesis
Yields Y (M ) (ejected mass, in M⊙ ) of several key elements as a function of initial stellar mass, according to calculations for stars with solar initial metallicity.
Yields of Massive Stars and their Role in Galactic Chemical Evolution Studies
If the new findings are confirmed, the oxygen yields should be revised and some dependence on metallicity introduced, probably due to mass loss; the yields of other α-elements, produced in inner stellar layers, should be left unaffected by that revision.
Yields of Massive Stars and their Role in Galactic Chemical Evolution Studies
A few calculations have been performed up to now with the full set of metallicity dependent yields of WW95 (Timmes et al. 1995, Samland 1998, while Thomas et al. 1998 considered only a few selected elements).
Yields of Massive Stars and their Role in Galactic Chemical Evolution Studies