silver iodide


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silver iodide

n.
A pale yellow, odorless powder, AgI, that darkens on exposure to light and is used in photographic emulsions, rainmaking, and medicine, especially as an antiseptic.
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Then they added particles of silver iodide, which boosted the fabric's self-cleaning ability in the sun.
The silver iodide particles are meant to encourage the growth of new ice particles.
Anti-aircraft guns at 21 sites will blast silver iodide and liquid nitrogen shells to seed the clouds - hopefully averting a storm that threatens to drown out the firework finale to today's multi-million pound opening ceremony.
Their aircraft carries a mixture of salt, silver iodide and dry ice - a recipe the Thais say can successfully trigger rainfall when released into the clouds.
I knew I had something pretty important." Soon after, another member of the GE team, Bernard Vonnegut of MIT, discovered that silver iodide smoke also "caused explosive ice growth" in supercooled clouds.
It aims to increase snowfall by releasing a silver iodide compound into the clouds around the ranges using fixed platforms and special aircraft.
While flying through the band of clouds just outside the eyewall, the Project Stromfury pilots released particles of the chemical compound silver iodide from a plane.
China is one of the world's leading users of rain-making technology, which involves seeding cumulus clouds with dry ice or silver iodide to prompt precipitation.
To make a calotype, uncoated sheets of writing paper are covered with a silver nitrate solution, dried and then dipped in potassium iodide to make silver iodide. Then, the paper is floated on a mixture containing silver nitrate and gallic acid.
Surfacine is a persistent antimicrobial agent that incorporates a water-insoluble antimicrobial compound, silver iodide, in a polymeric biguanide matrix.