BOOK_CONTENT
From Sensor Review—Sensor Fusion + New Materials, Volume 22, Number 4, 2002

Chemical Symbols Uses

As

= arsenic

AsH 3

= arsenic hydride

B 2H 6

= diborane

CO

= carbon monoxide

CO 2

= carbon dioxide

Er

= erbium

Ga

= gallium

GaAlAs

= gallium aluminium arsenide

GaAs

= gallium arsenide

Ge

= germanium

H 2

= hydrogen

Ho

= holmium

In

= indium

InAlAs

= indium aluminium arsenide

InAs

= indium arsenide

InGaAs

= indium gallium arsenide

InP

= indium phosphide

InSb

= indium antimonide

La

= lanthanum

LaF 3

= lanthanum fluoride

La 2O 3

= lanthanum oxide

LaFeO 3

= lanthanum iron oxide

Li

= lithium

Na

= sodium

Nd

= neodymium

NO

= nitric oxide

NO 2

= nitrogen dioxide

NO x

= nitrogen oxides

O 3

= ozone

PH 3

= phosphine

Sb

= antimony

Si

= silicon

SiC

= silicon carbide

SiO 2

= silicon dioxide (quartz)

SmFeO 3

= samarium iron oxide

SO 2

= sulphur dioxide

SrTiO 3

= strontium titanate

Tm

= thulium

Y

= yttrium

Yb

= ytterbium

ZnO

= zinc oxide

ZnS

= zinc sulphide

ZnSe

= zinc selenide

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