ternary compound


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ternary compound

[′tər·nə·rē ′käm‚pau̇nd]
(chemistry)
A molecule consisting of three different types of atoms; for example, sulfuric acid, H2SO4.
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Synthesis, thermal analysis and structural characterization of the ternary compound [Ag.sub.2]Sn[Te.sub.3] Introduction
This paper explores the microstructural evolution of three Pb-free solders; two have a near-eutectic composition in a quaternary system, while a third has a composition along the eutectic valley of a ternary compound. The properties and microstructures of each are compared to SAC 305.
The intermetallic on the component side is a ternary compound, SnCuNi, with a nickel content in the range of 10-15%.
As a response to this need, a NIST scientist calculated from quantum mechanical principles the electron and hole mobilities for the ternary compound semiconductors AlGaAs.
This quarternary alloy was an improvement on a ternary compound, [Pt.sub.65][Ru.sub.25][Os.sub.10], found by Kevin Ley, a researcher in Smotkin's group, by non-combinatorial methods.
SrO and Sr[(OH).sub.2] inclusions are unstable in aluminum melts, and form a ternary compound that has a grain refining effect rather than one of pore nucleation.
Although some researchers have tried to increase the purity by tailoring the molar ratio of Ti-Sn-C or Ti-Sn-TiC, the almost complete conversion of the raw material to the desired ternary compound is still a big challenge [16].
A much better fit is obtained by assuming the formation of a ternary compound at the CdTe/CdS interface.
The ternary compound known as the MAX phase ([M.sub.n+1] A [X.sub.n], where M = transition metal; A = A group element; X = C and/or N; n=1-3) and, particularly, [Ti.sub.3]Si[C.sub.2] phase, has attracted a considerable attention lately (Lopez et al., 2007; Emmerlich et al., 2004; Barosum, 2001) because of the extraordinary properties.
Only one ternary compound was found, namely, [Ca.sub.2][AlNbO.sub.6], which is a perovskite derivative.