discontinuous phase


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discontinuous phase

[‚dis·kən′tin·yə·wəs ′fāz]
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A common feature of multiphase flows is that a dispersed or discontinuous phase is being carried by a continuous phase, for example water drops in gas flow, solid particles in water flow, or gas bubbles in liquid flow.
The process involved is referred to as phase inversion, which means that the excessive raw material quantity (elastomer) is broken down, vulcanized and converted from the continuous phase into the discontinuous phase.
For example, the discontinuous phase transition found for the 3-SAT case is itself quite complicated.
The PVC together with ethylene terpolymer forms the continuous phase and the nylon is the discontinuous phase in these particular blends.
The patent covers "an extruded composite material comprising a discontinuous phase of cellulosic fiber encapsulated in and bonded to a continuous phase of a polymeric component preferably comprising a major portion of recycled polyethylene.

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