Definition of telluride in English:

telluride

noun

Chemistry
  • A compound of tellurium with another more electropositive element or a radical.

    • ‘They separately synthesized rod-shaped nanometre scale crystal of two semi-conductors: cadmium selenide and cadmium telluride.’
    • ‘The boiling points decrease as the size of the electronegative atom decreases from hydrogen telluride to hydrogen sulfide.’
    • ‘The group is exploring cadmium telluride, cadmium sulfide, boron/phosphorous-doped silicon, and organic/polymeric materials and plans to assess more exotic photovoltaic materials in the future.’
    • ‘Newly developed handheld gamma-ray spectrometers based on cadmium zinc telluride detectors are currently being used to detect and identify radioisotopes in a variety of security and defense applications.’
    • ‘The most common minerals of gold are the tellurides, such as gold telluride, present in the mineral calavarite.’

Pronunciation:

telluride

/ˈtɛljʊrʌɪd/