capillary tube


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capillary tube

[′kap·ə‚ler·ē ‚tüb]
(engineering)
A tube sufficiently fine so that capillary attraction of a liquid into the tube is significant.

capillary tube

A tube of small internal diameter; used in refrigeration as a control for the flow of liquid refrigerant, or as an expansion device between the condenser and evaporator; or used to transmit pressure from the sensitive bulb of a temperature control to the operating element.
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2] withdraws heat from the steel of the mold and escapes out of the expansion room in gaseous form through an annular gap between the hole and capillary tube.
The 3D capillary tube geometry is created with length, L = 1.
More sensitive alternatives, such as mini-anion exchange centrifugation technique (mAECT) or capillary tube centrifugation (CTC), are more expensive.
The non-uniform flow leads to a migration of the microspheres towards the center of the capillary tube [10].
The depth of the capillary tube was critical to obtaining swimming speeds that have minimal wall effect from an adjacent surface.
HUVECs formed reticulate capillary tube in two-dimensional matrigel after 24 h incubation.
In other words, each particle with its specific properties in size, morphology, and surface chemistry passes with a unique velocity through the capillary tube that has been connected from the two ends to two 10-30 kV electrodes.
Briefly, blood was extracted from capillary tubes immediately after Hct determination.
For the first stage of expansion, a capillary tube (or expansion valve) with a shorter length is placed after the condenser, thereby giving rise to a moderate pressure drop of the refrigerant from the condenser.
The rheological properties of all solutions were determined from the flow-curves prepared using the flow and pressure drop data collected with the help of a capillary tube viscometer as described earlier (Lal, 1980).
The question then is whether the heparin lining of the capillary tube produces a significant lowering of the hematocrit value due to the additional dilution from an already diluted EDTA-anti-coagulated blood sample.
Technicians should not be installing SEER 13 condensers on SEER 10-or-less capillary tube evaporators and visa versa.