silver iodide


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silver iodide

[′sil·vər ′ī·ə‚dīd]
(inorganic chemistry)
AgI A pale-yellow powder, insoluble in water, soluble in potassium iodide-sodium chloride solutions and ammonium hydroxide; melts at 556°C; used in medicine, photography, and artificial rainmaking.
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Other studies have demonstrated that silver iodide can speed up chemical reactions in sunlight.
The silver iodide particles are meant to encourage the growth of new ice particles.
He added that experiments failed to find any silver iodide in Huairou Reservoir, on the outskirts of Beijing, after silver iodide was dispersed into clouds upstream of it.
Their aircraft carries a mixture of salt, silver iodide and dry ice - a recipe the Thais say can successfully trigger rainfall when released into the clouds.
Soon after, another member of the GE team, Bernard Vonnegut of MIT, discovered that silver iodide smoke also "caused explosive ice growth" in supercooled clouds.
It aims to increase snowfall by releasing a silver iodide compound into the clouds around the ranges using fixed platforms and special aircraft.
While flying through the band of clouds just outside the eyewall, the Project Stromfury pilots released particles of the chemical compound silver iodide from a plane.
China is one of the world's leading users of rain-making technology, which involves seeding cumulus clouds with dry ice or silver iodide to prompt precipitation.
To make a calotype, uncoated sheets of writing paper are covered with a silver nitrate solution, dried and then dipped in potassium iodide to make silver iodide.
Surfacine is a persistent antimicrobial agent that incorporates a water-insoluble antimicrobial compound, silver iodide, in a polymeric biguanide matrix.
Gordon Burley (1954-1966) Silver iodide, rain making, crystallography.