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niobate

[nahy-uh-beyt] /ˈnaɪ əˌbeɪt/
noun, Chemistry
1.
any salt of niobic acid; columbate.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; niob(ium) + -ate2
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  • The reference beam is directed toward a photosensitive crystal made of lithium niobate.
  • The firm has evaluated several materials, including a crystalline substance called lithium niobate.
  • Lithium niobate for electro-optic applications, such as phase and amplitude modulators.

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