perovskite


perovskite

perovskite [puh-rof-skahyt, -rov-] Word Origin noun Mineralogy.

  1. a naturally occurring titanate of calcium, CaTiO3, found as yellow, brown, or black cubic crystals, usually in metamorphic rocks.

Origin of perovskite 1835–45; German Perowskit, named after Count Lev Alekseevich Perovskiĭ (1792–1856), Russian statesman; see -ite1 British Dictionary definitions for perovskite perovskite noun

  1. a yellow, brown, or greyish-black mineral form of calcium titanate with some rare-earth elements, which is used in certain high-temperature ceramic superconductors

Word Origin for perovskite C19: named after Count Lev Alekseevich Perovski (1792–1856), Russian statesman

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