osmium

[ UK /ˈɒzmi‍əm/ ]
[ US /ˈɑzmiəm/ ]
NOUN
  1. a hard brittle blue-grey or blue-black metallic element that is one of the platinum metals; the heaviest metal known
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How To Use osmium In A Sentence

  • By early morning, we had a significant pile of silver colored aluminum chips and dust similar color to osmium. George F. Smoot - Autobiography
  • In addition to these, we found 3 chemical waifs: an unrecognized stranger between hydrogen and helium which we named occultum, for purposes of reference, and 2 varieties of one element, which we named kalon and meta-kalon, between xenon and osmium; we also found 4 varieties of 4 recognized elements and prefixed meta to the name of each, and a second form of platinum, that we named Pt. B. Occult Chemistry Clairvoyant Observations on the Chemical Elements
  • The cell pellets were post-fixed with 2% osmium tetroxide in sodium cacodylate buffer for 1 to PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
  • Diamond is also a light material whose atoms are covalently bonded and arrayed in a cubic structure, whereas osmium is heavy, metallic, and has hexagonally organized atoms.
  • Other examples of relative isotopic dating are the deuterium variations in ice cores and the osmium isotope record of marine sediments.
  • Scientists speculate that the asteroids would probably be very rich in minerals with a very high melting point, such as iron and nickel or rarer metals like tungsten, osmium, and zirconium.
  • This packing arrangement is also observed for many metals, including rubidium, osmium, cobalt, zinc, and cadmium.
  • The addition of small amounts of osmium to these metals greatly increases their hardness.
  • When he came in enthusiastically greeting us, I wiped my brow as I finished screwing back together the target box and complained how hard osmium was to work with. George F. Smoot - Autobiography
  • We had determined that the most effective target for turning a positive kaon beam into a neutral kaon beam would be made of osmium. George F. Smoot - Autobiography
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