What is Zinc Sulfide?
Zinc sulfide (or zinc sulphide) is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula of ZnS. This is the main formula of zinc sulfide compound is found in nature, where it mainly occurs as the mineral sphalerite. Although this mineral is usually black because of various impurities before the process of turning into zinc sulfide.
What is zinc sulfide used for?
The pure zinc material is white, and it is widely used as a pigment. In its dense synthetic compound form, zinc sulfide can be transparent, and it is used as a window for visible optics and infrared optics.