black membrane


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black membrane

[¦blak ′mem‚brān]
(cell molecular)
An artificial planar membrane that forms over a hole in the partition between two aqueous compartments and is optically black when viewed in incident light; used to study the permeability of bilayer membranes and the mobility of bilayer components.
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White or light-colored roof membranes have become more prevalent, since they have a higher reflectance than black membranes and consequently absorb less heat.
Adjacent to the green roof is a control roof with white and black membranes.