noble metal

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n noble metal any metal that is resistant to corrosion or oxidation
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Usage

In literature:

A natural alloy of gold containing 20 per cent silver, termed electrum, is the lowest grade of the noble metal.
"Getting Gold" by J. C. F. Johnson
It was no noble metal, only yellow mica!
"A Word Only A Word, Complete" by Georg Ebers
These metals, termed the noble metals, do not oxidize, but they fuse.
"A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe" by Anonymous
But now, at the first and yet final trial, she is proved and found to be of noble metal.
"An Introduction to the Study of Browning" by Arthur Symons
At a distance the young nobles were at their sports, and the shouts of the boys and the clash of the metal hurles resounded in the evening air.
"The Irish Fairy Book" by Various
In choice pieces of the noble metals, the artistic work of the goldsmith was of more value than its weight.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II." by Gustav Freytag
Any thing but metal, it seemed to me, must have been burnt out by the fiery draughts which we saw the noble chief take down.
"Buffalo Land" by W. E. Webb
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In poetry:

Thou man of noble mould!
Whose metal grows not cold
Beneath the hammer of the hurrying years;
A fiery breath doth blow
Across its fervid glow,
And still its resonance delights our ears;
"Tribute To Oliver Wendell Holmes" by Julia Ward Howe

In news:

We track the fortunes of former employees as they retrain for a brighter future, including those at Noble Metal Processing in Warren.
It's a noble pursuit for Black Tusk, really: Fully commit to brewing a blend of swamp metal.
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In science:

For example, noble gases and alkali metals are often modeled as simple fluids.
Clusters in Simple Fluids
DOS shape, both for the sp-hybride system and the noble metal system.
Electronic transport calculations for rough interfaces in Al, Cu, Ag, and Au
In this work, we find the threshold effect of λ, which can explain why noble metals are not superconductors even at very high pressure.
Tc map and superconductivity of simple metals at high pressure
The threshold effect can predict why some noble metals such as Au, Ag and Cu are not superconductors even under very-high pressure.
Tc map and superconductivity of simple metals at high pressure
From Table.(1), the λ values of noble metals Cu, Ag and Au are all smaller than the threshold λc ∼ 0.22 − 0.28, so the threshold effect for small λ in strong-coupling theory is indicative that noble metals Cu, Ag and Au have no superconductivity.
Tc map and superconductivity of simple metals at high pressure
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