interfacial layer

interfacial layer

[‚in·tər¦fā·shəl ′lā·ər]
(physical chemistry)
A one- or two-molecules-thick boundary between any two bulk phases (gas, liquid, or solid) in contact where the properties differ from the properties of the bulk phases.
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The interfacial layer of ABC will allow the control of the emulsion functionality without using high concentration of emulsifiers which are generally used to stabilize emulsions.
The functional performance of these systems can be controlled by engineering the composition and structure of the interfacial layer that's coating the lipid droplets.
In situ compatibilizing of ZDMA occurs at the interfacial layer between PP and NBR through the reaction between the double bonds of ZDMA and the free radicals generated in both NBR and PP chains, which improves the interface adhesion between PP phase and reinforced NBR phase, resulting in an increased viscosity.
Similar to the chloroplasts in green plants that carry out photosynthesis, our artificial photosynthetic system is composed of two semiconductor light absorbers, an interfacial layer for charge transport, and spatially separated co-catalysts," explained Peidong Yang, a chemist with Berkeley Lab's Materials Sciences Division, who led this research.
Interestingly, some nanoparticles are observed to be surrounded by an interfacial layer in darker phase (see inset in Fig.
A comparison of experimental stable cases and exact solutions revealed the existence of a thin interfacial layer that smoothes out the discontinuity of the velocity gradient at the interface.
The ultra-II also provides process control measurements for next-generation high-K gate films, including the ability to simultaneously measure the thickness of both an ultrathin sub-10 angstrom nitrided oxide interfacial layer and an overlying thin high-K dielectric.
While none of the tested coatings fulfilled all the requirements, Davis found that magnesium reacts with the moisture released by the sodium silicate binder and the silica and oxygen to produce magnesium oxide which reacts with the silica in the binder to form an interfacial layer of magnesium silicate.
This 10-to 50-nanometer-thick interfacial layer, they argue, is largely responsible for the 'material's high efficiency and possibly its stability.
16), indicating a direct participation in the interfacial layer formed on the wire.
In 2007, Metrosol and SEMATECH demonstrated inline optical metrology for high-k dielectric composition, thickness, and ultra-thin interfacial layer thickness.
2) For the second research objective, firstly, we propose to increase electron mobility by incorporating semi-conductive materials, possessing higher electron mobility and lower-lying conduction band (CB) than CQD, into CQD film; secondly, we propose to enlarge the depletion region width by incorporating ferroelectric (FE) material between active layer and anode as interfacial layer.