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diffusion

the process whereby INNOVATIONS are accepted and used by firms and consumers through imitation, licensing agreements or sale of products and patents.
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DEET loading was correlated with most variables, especially with J of R3N0 (J_R3N0) (r = .86) and J of the total equivalent DEET (J_E_DEET) (r = .85), but not with J of unchanged DEET (J_DEET), indicating that Fick's first law of diffusion was followed and the majority of DEET was metabolized to R3N0 with the amount of unchanged DEET varying by chance.
Following Fick's first law of diffusion, DEET loading was the predominant factor, and the other significant factor added to the equation was height, which was inversely associated with the permeated DEET (Table 3).
1 is a form of Fick's first law of diffusion, and [A.sub.n] can, thus, be expressed as: