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mica

[mī′kə]
an aluminum silicate mineral that occurs in thin laminated scales. Mica is used in paints, plastics, fire protection boards, pigments, and other industrial materials. It is used also as an electric insulator and lubricant.

mi·ca

(mī'kă)
A silicate mineral with almost perfect cleavage that occurs in thin laminated scales. It is used in paints and as an insulator in high-voltage equipment. Because of its heat resistance, it is used instead of glass in windows for stoves and kerosene heaters.
[L. mico, to shine]

mica

(mī′kă) [L. mica, morsel, crumb]
A mineral composed of various silicates of metals. It occurs in thin, laminated scales.
micaceous (mī-kā′shŭs), adjective

mica

a heat-resistant transparent mineral found in large glass-like sheets and used in windows of furnaces; may have a high content of fluorine but seems unlikely to affect animals.
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Tetrahedral positions in the crystal structure of micas are usually occupied by Si; [Al.
So if the waste contained a lot of copper, the mica would take up the copper at the expense of the radioactive elements.
Wet-ground muscovite mica consists of tiny, extremely thin flakes of a potassium/aluminum silicate crystal with traces of other elements.
These stories repeatedly underscored the tribulations highlanders endured, particularly in the mica mines near Towulu'.
Muscovite mica products, including surface-treated, available for use in PP, HDPE, phenolic, epoxy, polyurethane, and polyurea (RRIM).
Offers a line of carbon blacks, silicas, clays, calcium carbonates, micas and bituminous coal.
A more expensive alternative to mica or wollastonite, use of glass mat and veil with a polyurethane RIM system can provide a Class A surface comparable to SMC with a 30% weight savings, Miles says (see PT, April '92, p.
Wet-ground mica can increase stiffness, modulus, yield stress, breaking stress, and heat-deflection temperature.
Minerals toll-treated include talc, clay, mica, and flaked glass, among others.
Mica and Mica were left devastated when their funding from the British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association (BBSA) was cut.
Sheet mica is used predominantly in electrical insulation and ground mica has a very wide variety of uses including filler, dusting agent, absorbent, fire insulator, strength enhancer in plastics and decorative material.