Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Beryllium

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1251

\bә-ri-lē-әm\ n [NL, from Gk bēryllion] (ca. 1847) A steel-gray light strong brittle toxic bivalent metallic element used chiefly ads a hardening agent in alloys.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA