welsbach burner

Welsbach burner
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [welz-bak, -bahk; German vels-bahkh]
    • /ˈwɛlz bæk, -bɑk; German ˈvɛls bɑx/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [welz-bak, -bahk; German vels-bahkh]
    • /ˈwɛlz bæk, -bɑk; German ˈvɛls bɑx/

Definitions of welsbach burner words

  • noun welsbach burner a type of gaslight in which a mantle containing thorium and cerium compounds becomes incandescent when heated by a gas flame 0
  • noun welsbach burner a gas burner with a gauze mantle impregnated with thorium oxide and cerium oxide: when lighted, the gauze gives off an incandescent, greenish light 0
  • noun welsbach burner A burner in which the combustion of a mixture of air and gas or vapour is used to heat to incandescence a mantle composed of thoria and ceria. The mantle is made by soaking a "stocking" in a solution of nitrates of thorium and cerium, drying, and, for use, igniting to burn the thread and convert the nitrates into oxides, which remain as a fragile ash. 0

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