Definition of nitride in English:

nitride

Syllabification: ni·tride
Pronunciation: /ˈnītrīd
 
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noun

Chemistry
  • A binary compound of nitrogen with a more electropositive element.
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    • The barrier may be a thin film containing at least one of a nitride, oxide, boride, silicide, carbide and aluminide.
    • It is interesting to note that this is also true of a number of nitrides and borides.
    • Today's silicon steels use MnS as the grain growth inhibitor, but other compounds, such as carbides, oxides, or nitrides, are also effective.

verb

[with object] (usually as noun nitriding) Metallurgy Back to top  
  • Heat steel in the presence of ammonia or other nitrogenous material so as to increase hardness and corrosion resistance.
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    • When these steels are nitrided the aluminum forms AlN particles, which strain the ferrite lattice and create strengthening dislocations.
    • Nitrogen may be introduced into the surface of the steel by nitriding.
    • A roof-area cross-member is nitrided (bonding titanium and nitrogen to the parent steel after stamping) to raise its tensile strength to 145,000 lbs/sq.-in.

Origin

mid 19th century: from nitr- (from niter) + -ide.

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