critical size


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critical size

[′krid·ə·kəl ′sīz]
(nucleonics)
A set of physical dimensions for the core and reflector of a nuclear reactor at which a critical chain reaction is maintained.
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This is our second REIT in the UAE to achieve critical size and attract key institutional investors and we are very pleased with the support we have received from our shareholders and from ADGM.
Nordics and to achieve a critical size with regard debt financing as well as from a power offtake perspective.
Finally, in a sector where the size of a telecom provider has a direct impact on its ability to win large contracts, this acquisition gives Ekinops a critical size to significantly increase the penetration of its products within major service providers.
Hikaru Ogata, head of Societe Generale in Asia Pacific, commented, 'Societe Generale's decision to sell its stake in Fortune is consistent with the Group's active management of its business portfolio, which aims to concentrate on activities and markets where it can reach a critical size.
However, in the absence of casting defects or when the defect size is smaller than a critical size, crack initiation occurs at the fatigue-sensitive microstructural constituents.
Once the cracks reached a critical size, the combination of the cold temperatures (-31 C) and repetitive impacts from train wheels passing over the joint caused the joint bars to fail, said the TSB.
In this study, we evaluated the efficacy of use of anorganic bovine bone (ABB) graft in combination with collagen membrane (CM), to facilitate healing of noncontained (1-wall) and contained (3-wall) critical size periodontal defects.
Study C: Define critical size of chondral defects ex vivo
M&A activity has been conducted to enter either new geographies or niche specialties - we expect consolidation within the regional healthcare sector to continue, and most likely intensify, as the market remains relatively fragmented and operators seek to reach critical size to run operations more efficiently.
Further, there is limited information on the effects of TMR on the critical size of particles that can escape from the rumen in cattle.
The use of element size > critical size will lead to [absolute value of normalized discrepancy] > 0.
The IRCBM has attained a critical size in a short period of time, with 20 Ph.

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