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lithium fluoride

noun, Chemistry
a fine, white, slightly water-soluble powder, LiF, used chiefly in the manufacture of ceramics.
Origin of lithium fluoride
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The ultrahigh-resolution neutron spectrometer uses lithium fluoride to absorb incoming neutrons.
  • lithium fluoride has been used as a window material for gas-gun experiments for many years.

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