1) A man-made magnetic form of ferric oxide powder formed by sintering ferric oxide with a metal oxide (nickel, manganese, etc.). Metallic ferrites are used in memory chips, semiconductors, recording tapes and various electronic devices.
2) Iron that has been heated to about 910 degrees C and exists as body-centered cubic crystal.
3) A brand name for a synthetic iron oxide pigment. See Mars yellow .
Synonyms and Related Terms
ferrate; Ferrox; ferrospinel; ferrite (Fr.); Ferrit (Deut.); ferriet (Ned.)
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 4082