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A rarely used unit of length in the U.S. system equal to five and a half feet.
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A linear unit of measurement equal to 161/2 feet.

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Molecular composites caused by hydrogen bonding and specific acid-base interactions were also evaluated for blend systems between poly(benzyl-L-glutamate) as rigid rodlike polypeptide and lightly sulfonated polystyrene as flexible coil ionomer (251).
Khan, "Effects of nonionic micelles on the rate of alkaline hydrolysis of N-(2'methoxyphenyl)phthalimide (1): kinetic and rheometric evidence for a transition from spherical to rodlike micelles under the typical reaction conditions," Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, vol.
For male mice, the loss of IR in osteoprogenitors resulted in a lower trabecular bone volume fraction (BV/TV) with thinner (Tb.Th), more rodlike trabeculae in the femur metaphysis (Table 1).
Solution of phospholipid molecules can demonstrate more than one micellar structures, namely, spherical micelles, rodlike structures, liposomes, bilayers, and others due to their surfactant-like features [1-4].
Higher reaction temperature and longer reaction times increase the size of the nanoparticles, while the molar ratio of ligand (oleic acid) to lanthanide metals changes the ratio of the c-axis to the a- and fc-axes of the hexagonal rodlike nanoparticles.
Chen, "In situ growth nanocomposites composed of rodlike ZnO nanocrystals arranged by nanoparticles in a self-assembling diblock copolymer for heterojunction optoelectronics," Journal of Materials Chemistry, vol.
Wang, "Self-assembly of rodlike bio-nanoparticles in capillary tubes," Angewandte Chemie--International Edition, vol.
After the interlayer combination and crosslinking between adjacent hydrolyzed titanium alkoxide species, a mixed lamellar liquid-crystal phase membrane formed, and rodlike micelles were separated by bilayers of surfactant and water (Figure 5(d)).
Chauveteau, "Rodlike polymer solution flow through fine pores: influence of pore size on rheological behavior," Journal of Rheology, vol.
Hemoglobin, the substances that carries oxygen in red blood cells, forms uncharacteristic, rodlike clusters in the cells, giving them a sickle shape and impeding their passage in small blood vessels.
Bone is an organic-inorganic ceramic composite containing well-structured collagen fibrils, nanocrystalline, and rodlike inorganic material with length of 25-50 nm.