a strong, stiff, thin fiber of nearly pure carbon, made by subjecting various organic raw materials to high temperatures, combined with synthetic resins to produce a strong, lightweight material used in construction of aircraft and spacecraft.
An extremely strong, thin fiber, consisting of long, chainlike molecules of pure carbon that are made by charring synthetic fibers such as rayon in the absence of oxygen. Carbon fibers are used in high-strength composite materials in aircraft, automobiles, architectural structures, and in other applications where light materials capable of withstanding high stress are required.
- Carbon fixation
noun the process by which plants assimilate carbon from carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to form metabolically active compounds noun the process by which plants turn inorganic carbon (carbon dioxide) into organic compounds such as carbohydrates carbon fixation The process in plants and algae by which atmospheric carbon dioxide is converted into organic carbon compounds, […]
the amount of carbon dioxide or other carbon compounds emitted into the atmosphere by the activities of an individual, company, country, etc.: the carbon footprint of an overseas flight; how to measure your carbon footprint. noun a measure of the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere by a single endeavour or by a […]
hexachloroethane. a colorless crystalline compound, C 2 Cl 6 , with a camphorlike odor, soluble in alcohol and ether, insoluble in water: used in organic synthesis and pyrotechnics, as a retarding agent in fermentation, and as a solvent. noun a colourless crystalline insoluble compound with a camphor-like odour: used in pyrotechnics and explosives. Formula: C2Cl6
- Carbon microphone
noun a microphone in which a diaphragm, vibrated by sound waves, applies a varying pressure to a container packed with carbon granules, altering the resistance of the carbon. A current flowing through the carbon is thus modulated at the frequency of the sound waves