Intercalation


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intercalation

[in‚tər·kə′lā·shən]
(geology)
A layer located between layers of different character.

Intercalation

 

the appearance of new structures and processes in an already formed life system. Examples of intercalation are the articulation of new stages alongside already existing ones in the process of individual development, the formation of secondary venules between the main ones in the wings of insects, and the formation of additional silica in diatomaceous algae.

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When the pH of the intercalation solution of [(C/S)q-PDMA]/MMT-10 wt% is increased from 5.
The crystallinity and existence of intercalation or exfoliation of MMT can be investigated and hypothesized via XRD.
As a result, graphite intercalation compounds can range from superconductors to insulators [39] with their conductivity often exceeding that of classic metals [43, p.
001] has an important role in catalytic processes, ion exchange and intercalation [13].
Further works were reported by Pavlidou and Papaspyrides who have shown the intercalation of polymer chains into the galleries of nanoclays by heating mixtures of polymer and nanoclay powder above the polymer glass transition or melting temperatures of the polymer matrices (1).
intercalation of the polymer from a solution (solution intercalation);
Studies on LDPE with compatibilizer and clays as reinforcement revealed that the dynamic viscoelastic properties of composite are strongly dependent on the intercalation of polymer and exhibited dramatically change with altering intercalation conditions (31).
As a result of the cation exchange, the swollen organoclay is made more compatible with polymers and experiences greater susceptibility to intercalation of polymers and compatibilizers leading to enhanced exfoliation (1-4).
Polymer melt intercalation in organically modified layered silicates: Model predictions and experiment," Macromolecules 30: pp.
10 Yttrium Barium Cuprate YBa2Cu3O7-d (d - 0) by a Solid-State Reaction Followed by Oxygen Intercalation.
Their behaviour is based on the classical intercalation reaction during which lithium is inserted into or extracted from both cathode and anode.
43), an increase in the intergallery spacing that is related to the intercalation of the polymer through the clay galleries, results in a new diffraction pattern that corresponds to the increased spacing of the clay galleries.