Homogeneous System


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Homogeneous System

 

a physical system in which the components do not differ from one another in composition or properties and are not separated from one another by surfaces of separation. All the physical characteristics (parameters) of a homogeneous system are either identical in all its components or change continuously from point to point. Microinhomogeneities (of density, composition, and so forth, particularly fluctuating ones) do not disrupt the total homogeneity of a homogeneous system if they are so small that the concepts of temperature, composition, and the like are not applicable. Gas mixtures and solid or liquid solutions are examples of homogeneous systems.

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Additionally, when there are differences between peer groups comprising laboratories that use homogeneous systems (single manufacturer's instruments, calibrators, and reagents), the differences are often ascribed to lack of commutability (matrix effects) of the materials, although the differences may in fact be real and reflected in patient samples as well (3, 4).
Using the characteristic exponents, it is possible to characterize a set of solutions to the linear homogeneous system as follows, let
The goal is to establish a homogeneous system for all reporting in laboratory areas as well as to model all processes in one database, which offers enormous advantages in operating and supporting the entire system.
We've duplicated this complex natural process by taking some of the essential features from photosynthesis and using them in a synthetic, carbon-free, homogeneous system.
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Hardac EP Coat is applied to the surface of the prepared concrete slab and, whilst still tacky, the screed is applied to produce a completely homogeneous system.