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Whilst barrier thickness is inversely proportional to diffusive conductance, it is better to estimate a harmonic rather than an arithmetic mean thickness because the former deals more effectively with the reality of varying local thicknesses.
We used a diffusive air sampler (Radiello, Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri-Centro di Ricerche Ambientali, Padova, Italy) (Cocheo et al.
11] In this work, phonon is scattered via three different channels: atomic mass fluctuation due to Sn and Se substitution, grain boundary acoustic mismatch due to the different lattice constant of bulk grain and coated layer, as well as diffusive scattering due to the fractal grain boundary.
KEY WORDS: diffusive boundary layer, oxygen, pH, post-larvae, microelectrode, abalone, diatom
When higher salinity water is maintained inside the branchial chambers, the gradient for diffusive ion loss is less than if the water within the chamber were at equilibrium with the external medium.
Confirming the presence of lung injury, ventilatory support was changed from a traditional transport ventilator to a Volumetric Diffusive Respirator (VDR) transport ventilator.
The principle is to smooth out noise locally by diffusive flow while at the same time prevent flow across object boundaries.
The first act of esse or being distinguishes something from nothing, but its second act is naturally expansive and diffusive, relating it to others.
A series of raw jades collected from the great Motagua Valley of Guatemala were examined using diffusive reflection spectrophotometry in the ultra-violet and near-infra red portions (280 to 1000 nm) of the spectrum.
Let these humanistic essays, in their more diffusive English edition, be dedicated to all the people who will share with me such an honorable minority" (viii).
Although power generation by wind, waste incineration and the use of fuel batteries are also being promoted, solar-cell panels that are relatively easy to install are ''the most diffusive (alternative) power source in Japan,'' an official of the New Energy Foundation said.