[ UK /sˈi‍əɹɪəm/ ]
  1. a ductile grey metallic element of the lanthanide series; used in lighter flints; the most abundant of the rare-earth group
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How To Use cerium In A Sentence

  • A lustrous, blackish - brown rare earth mineral consisting primarily of cerium , erbium , titanium , uranium, and yttrium.
  • Cerium is also used in the manufacture of lasers and phosphors used in cathode ray tubes.
  • Theorists suggested that the volume collapse happens through changes in the electronic structure of the cerium atoms in which electrons bound to specific atoms under low pressure become "delocalized" (that is, free to move among the atoms) under high pressure. PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories
  • Effect of cerium ( Ce 3 + ) on photosynthesis in soybean seedlings was studied with hydroponics under laboratory conditions.
  • Each segment contains small amounts of ions of relatively rare metals, such as dysprosium, thulium, and cerium, which fluoresce in different colors.
  • I carry a Ferrocerium sparker, several cotton balls soaked in Vaseline, and occasionally carry a small stick of sap wood. What type of fire starter do you carry in your pack?
  • That porous layer, which contains stabilized zirconia and small amounts of the metals ruthenium and cerium, chemically and cleanly converts the fuel to hydrogen.
  • It mined europium, which forms the basis of the high-efficiency lighting industry; lathanam, without which it would be difficult to refine gas; and cerium, which is used to polish the glass on computer screens and cellphones. Washingtonpost.com -
  • Cerium forms two classes of salts corresponding to the oxides, cerous oxide (Ce_ {2} O_ {3}) and ceric oxide (CeO_ {2}). A Text-book of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.
  • For example, an alloy of calcium and cerium is used in flints in cigarette and other types of lighters.
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