Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Lead

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_6828

\led\ n [ME leed, fr. OE lēad; akin to MHGr lōt lead] (before 12c) Element (Pb) found mostly in combination and used in pipes, cable sheaths, batteries, solder, and shields against radioactivity. Powders of this metal have also been employed as fillers in plastics. (Hibbard MJ (2001) Mineralogy. McGraw-Hill, New York)

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA