edge effect


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edge effect

[′ej i‚fekt]
(ecology)
The influence of adjacent plant communities on the number of animal species present in the direct vicinity.
(electricity)
An outward-curving distortion of lines of force near the edges of two parallel metal plates that form a capacitor.
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The edge effect featured strongly in the molds with gaps of 50 mm and 35 mm at the bottom and top, respectively (Case 2).
One way to eliminate or reduce the edge effect is to rotate round performs on a rotator assembly mounted on the floor of the RF preheater.
We know edge effects occur in some landscapes and not in others, but the question we don't have nailed down," Thompson explains, "is how edges created by timber harvest affect bird populations.
Edge effects on nesting success of cavity-nesting birds in fragmented forests.
The edge effect here is relatively small but not insignificant.
We were not able to examine edge effects in fragmented forest because all forests, although moderate in size, were fragmented by some type of hard edge, typically roads, mowed grass, or fields.
However, in the extrusion of flat sheets, surface tension may actually help reduce the edge effect and the amount of edge trim necessary (cf.
Jack Reilly, R&D Manager, Atoglas, invented an entirely new optical edge effect for coextruded Plexiglas(R) sheets; applications are in the decorative and display field.
They reported the permeability near the side wall is larger than that on the core region, and results in the edge effect near the side wall.
It also announced data in May 2003 demonstrating excellent performance by the TAXUS stent at six months with respect to vascular healing, incomplete apposition and edge effect following detailed IVUS analysis.
The integrated Zentek solution is a full implementation of EIA 708B and allows the viewer to change all available properties of the displayed text: font style, character size, foreground and background color and edge effect.