order parameter


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order parameter

[′ȯrd·ər pə‚ram·əd·ər]
(statistical mechanics)
A measure of the degree of ordering of a system which has value zero above the temperature of a phase transition and acquires some nonzero value below the transition temperature.
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In composites and fibre reinforced materials it is reasonable to introduce independent scalar order parameters for the prescribed directions, given by the fibre orientation.
The orientational order parameters for the A- and B-series membranes, calculated from the small-angle X-ray cluster peaks, are shown in Fig.
If in the late one-word stage or early two-word stage assessment indicates that the child does not have the two-word order parameters set, then it is important to introduce intervention specifically designed to trigger those parameters.
Assuming that such a model includes the actual data generating process, the true values of the order parameters (p, q) are not known, and hence various criteria have been developed for choosing the optimal values of these parameters.
Order Parameters for Glasses: Pressure and Compositional Dependence of the Glass Transition Temperature.
With bi-directional communication, infusion data automatically flows back into the EMR, resulting in the programmed infusion order parameters being sent back into the patient's medical record in near real-time.
This launch also marks an important step in the history of the Qatari market with the introduction of new order types, order parameters and closing auction thus improving efficiency and transparency and attracting a diverse investor base".
Clients utilizing strategies across the North America markets will benefit from a consistent set of order parameters and interface.
Order parameters that are not of this type are much more difficult to detect, giving rise to names such as hidden order or electronic nematicity.
And, on the service administration side, the changes provide libraries with the opportunity to create customized Staff Picks Magic Wall displays and to create notifications and order parameters for holds and content license expirations to more nimbly manage their ebook and digital audiobook collections.
Clients utilizing strategies across Asia, Europe, and the Americas will benefit from a consistent set of order parameters and interface.
Connectivity Services, the Alaris System can be wirelessly pre-populated with precise infusion order parameters directly from the Cerner Millennium EHR.