lithium fluoride


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Wikipedia.

lithium fluoride

[′lith·ē·əm ′flu̇r‚īd]
(inorganic chemistry)
LiF Poisonous, white powder melting at 870°C, boiling at 1670°C; insoluble in alcohol, slightly soluble in water, and soluble in acids; used as a heat-exchange medium, as a welding and soldering flux, in ceramics, and as crystals in infrared instruments.
References in periodicals archive ?
In each case, they observed rapid bursts of either sodium and chrlorine atoms or lithium and fluorine atoms, as well as neutral sodium chloride or lithium fluoride clusters.
Drew and his team have investigated how layers of Lithium Fluoride (LiF) can modify the spin of electrons transported through these spin valves.