lithium fluoride


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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.
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The fuel used in Leblanc's reactor is the same low-enriched uranium used in light-water or CANDU reactors but in a very different form: a uranium tetrafluoride salt, which is mixed with other fluoride salts like lithium fluoride, potassium fluoride or zirconium fluoride (Leblanc is understandably cagey about the precise formulation).
As the battery discharges, it generates a lithium fluoride salt that further catalyzes the electrochemical activity of the electrolyte, Liang said.
Lithium fluoride (LiF) single crystal as well as doped with proper activators is a highly sensitive phosphor used in several applications such as integrated optics, color center laser, and radiation dosimetry.
A liquid-fluoride reactor uses a solution of several fluoride salts, typically lithium fluoride, beryllium fluoride, and uranium tetrafluoride, as the basic nuclear fuel.
The Czochralski technique was used to grow singlecrystal lithium fluoride for use as a UV window material.