discontinuous phase


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discontinuous phase

[‚dis·kən′tin·yə·wəs ′fāz]
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Therefore, in the case of [epsilon] = 0.2, the system of rumor propagation is a discontinuous phase transition.
In this equation, the parameters [K.sub.c], [K.sub.a], and [K.sub.e] represent the thermal conductivity of the nanofluids containing AgNWs, the discontinuous phase AgNWs, and the continuous phase ethylene glycol, respectively.
Dropping or adding samples resulted in very significant discontinuous phase shifts.
A common feature of multiphase flows is that a dispersed or discontinuous phase is being carried by a continuous phase, for example water drops in gas flow, solid particles in water flow, or gas bubbles in liquid flow.
The process involved is referred to as phase inversion, which means that the excessive raw material quantity (elastomer) is broken down, vulcanized and converted from the continuous phase into the discontinuous phase. This is indispensable in order to ensure a subsequent thermoplastic processing of the TPE-V obtained.
Selman admits, "There are subtle issues here." For example, the discontinuous phase transition found for the 3-SAT case is itself quite complicated.
But hard problems involve abrupt or discontinuous phase change, which makes the calculation time increase exponentially.
The PVC together with ethylene terpolymer forms the continuous phase and the nylon is the discontinuous phase in these particular blends.
These models assume no adhesion between the two phases of blends/composites (28), (30), and the tensile property is governed by either the area fraction (i.e., [[PHI].sub.d.sup.2/3]) or the volume fraction (i.e., [[PHI.sub.d]]) of the discontinuous phase (30), (31).
This discontinuous phase was noted in all five adhesives and ranged in size from 5 to 20 [micro]m.

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