Hydrophilic

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Hydrophilic

Describing any substance that absorbs or attracts water. This is important in the petroleum industry.
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The contact angles decreased with the increased mass ratio of CA, which indicated that the membrane changed from hydrophobicity to hydrophilicity.
surface roughness and also of porosity, which may enhance both hydrophilicity and hydrophobicity.
Slide hydrophilicity was measured by first hydrating slides for 10 seconds in distilled water, blotting excess water, and then depositing 200 pl of dyed tris buffered saline (TBS without detergent) onto the center of each horizontally positioned microscope slide.
Another contribution to the higher hydrophilicity of the nanocomposite coating may he the presence of the nonionic surfactant, used in nanosilica dispersion.
3) However, several studies have demonstrated that the monomer infiltration is considered mostly incomplete, (4) mainly due to the hydrophilicity of the adhesive monomers.
The association between statin use and ILA was greatest with statins with higher hydrophilicity (readily absorbed or dissolved in water), such as pravastatin, and in higher age groups.
has updated its Hydrophobicity, Hydrophilicity and Silane Surface Modification brochure.
The aluminum fins are usually coated with hydrophilic materials in order to promote the hydrophilicity of fins and the air-side performance of the finned-tube evaporators under dehumidifying conditions (Hong 1996; Wang and Chang 1997; Ma et al.
Free Plasma treatment is standard on all Signature lenses which increases surface hydrophilicity, enhancing surface wettability and improving patient comfort.
The contact angle of liquid on solid is closely related to surface free energy and this parameter is useful in the discussion of hydrophilicity, absorbency of sample and adhesivity.