Also found in: Medical, Acronyms, Wikipedia.


A unit of rotational strength in substances exhibiting circular dichroism, equal to 10-40 times the corresponding centimeter-gram-second unit.



a unit of current strength in the OGSB (cm-g-sec-biot) system of units proposed for magnetic measurements; it is rarely used, and the State Standard of the USSR makes no provision for it. It is named after the French scientist J. B. Biot. One biot is taken to be a DC current which, when flowing in two straight parallel conductors of infinite length and negligibly small circular cross section separated by 1 cm in a vacuum, produces a force of 2 dynes per cm of length between the conductors. One biot equals 10 amperes.

References in periodicals archive ?
This is done by locating the Biot "curve" and the dimensionless temperature (0) on the Heisler chart.
A judgement is expected early this year, coincidentally the 50th anniversary of the establishment of BIOT.
Utilizing the BioCision patent-pending DIR cooling technology, BioT ULT Transporter provides a stable < -70[degrees]C to -50[degrees]C environment for over 24 hours with minimal dry ice, ensuring all samples are safely contained within this temperature range.
The multilayered PCM allows the Biot number to be varied by changing the layer thickness.
US investors re-opened it two years later, but they pulled out with heavy losses in 2011, leaving the area in the hands of Biot.
Later Biot [9] presented a 3D general theory for the soil consolidation, which is widely adopted to understand the coupled phenomenon of the flow and deformation process in porous media.
3 kilos, he was also the first to introduce the stunning visual aesthetics of bubbles in his glass works, putting his home-town Biot in the south of France on the art map for spawning a line of artists who popularized the technique he taught.
de Sherbrooke, Canada) have retained chapters on topics including plane waves in isotropic fluids and solids, acoustic impedance at normal incidence of fluids, acoustic impedance at oblique incidence in fluids, the Biot theory of sound propagation in porous materials having an elastic frame, and modeling multilayered systems with porous materials using the transfer matrix method.
3] Nonstandard abbreviations: SLE, systemic lupus erythematosus; RA, rheumatoid arthritis; SS, Sjogren syndrome; BAFF, B cell-activating factor; APRIL, proliferation-inducing ligand; SF, synovial fluid; RF, rheumatoid factor; mAb, monoclonal antibody; pAb, polyclonal antibody; rBAFF, recombinant BAFF; biot, biotinylated; aa, amino acid; pBAFF, purified BAFF; PVDF, polyvinylidene difluoride; HRP, horseradish peroxidase; ECL, enhanced chemiluminescence; CB, Cibacron blue; WB, Western blotting; PBST, PBS containing 0.
Solutions of the energy equation and moment equilibrium are obtained with a finite difference method (FDM) to comprehend the influence of temperature difference in the mold and the Biot number.
Beside the coupled thermoelasticity theory formulated by Biot [4], thermoelasticity theory with one relaxation time introduced by Lord and Shulman [5] and the two-temperature theory of thermoelasticity [6] which introduced to improve the classical thermoelasticity, there is the Maxwell-Cattaneo model of heat convection [9].