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A layer located between layers of different character.
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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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.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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Previous literature has concluded that the [[tau].sub.df] of mudded intercalations with kaolinite is higher than that for illite [17-19].
Peaks 1 and h are related to the intercalation and deintercalation reaction of [([C.sub.8][H.sub.17]).sub.4][N.sup.+].
In this paper, sericite was activated by thermal modification, acid activation, and sodium modification, and the intercalated sericite was prepared by the intercalation of cetyl trimethylammonium ions ([CTA.sup.+]) into activated sericite.
WAXS results indicated intercalation of IR and ENR into the silicate interlayers, followed by exfoliation (delamination) of the silicate layers.
The intercalation of vermiculites with organic substances is followed by expansion of the structure in the direction vertical to the layers.
Tannen (1989: 50) emphasizes the cohesive function of repetition which in the present study may be seen as a way of strengthening the basic cohesive function of intercalation. As the author further claims, repetition may fulfill other functions as well.
X-ray diffraction studies indicated intercalation of IR and ENR into the silicate interlayers, followed by exfoliation (delamination) of the silicate layers.
There are three series of unusually frequent intercalations (bold lines) marked (1), (2), and (3).
Dolostone is microcrystalline with thin carbonate mudstone intercalations. Small vugs are filled with sparry calcite and dolomite.
Obviously, the degree of oxidation and the surface structure of GO are important factors for the intercalation of a polymer and improving the compatibility of GO and the polymer.
The results inferred that the favourable aquifer conditions are present in the 20-50 m thick weathered sandstone beds having intercalation of clays.
MMT has a high swelling capacity, which is essential for efficient intercalation of the polymer, and is composed of stacked silicate sheets that provide high thermal, tensile, and molecular barrier properties, as do the polymeric hybrid materials.