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A layer located between layers of different character.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



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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The change in interlayer spacing between these two samples can be due to the intercalation and exfoliation of NFG.
From the result of the salt spray test, it is demonstrated that the Zn-Al LDH films after intercalation with V[O.sub.3.sup.-] and MBT anions produce an excellent anticorrosion property.
Moreover, if the volumetric intercalation current density is J, then ions leave this electrolyte element at a rate JA[delta]x[(1 - [t.sup.+])/F].
By intercalation of SDS into the LDH interlayer, SDS can increase the layer thickness considering its large molecular weight as seen in Figure 1.
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The order of isomer selectivity in intercalation reactions is, as expected, the reverse of the order of equilibrium amount release observed here.
Intercalation of PANI has significant effect on the in-plane conductivity of pellets, as will be discussed further.
The phenomenon of intercalation, pilarization and exfoliation of Si[O.sub.2]- [Al.sub.2][O.sub.3] mixed oxide sol particles into the silicate interlayer of bentonite was analyzed by X-ray diffraction methods were observed with a shift in the peak of the (001) planes.
Of course, the alkali cation intercalation process is mainly governed by the transfer process from the electrolyte to the host framework.
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