uranium carbide


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uranium carbide

[yə′rā·nē·əm ′kär‚bīd]
(inorganic chemistry)
One of the carbides of uranium, such as uranium monocarbide; used chiefly as a nuclear fuel.
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At CERN in Switzerland, Wolf's team used the On-Line Isotope Mass Separator facility, which consists of a high-energy proton beam that strikes a thick block of uranium carbide. The protons shatter the nuclei in the target, creating a plethora of exotic isotopes that quickly decay into more-stable atoms.