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potential drop

[pə′ten·chəl ¦dräp]
(electricity)
The potential difference between two points in an electric circuit.
(fluid mechanics)
The difference in pressure head between one equipotential line and another.
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The following parameters were assessed: (1) time from beginning of recording to first probe, (2) time from the beginning of recording to first sieve element phase, (3) number of pathway phases, (4) number of xylem phases, (5) number of sieve element phases, (6) number of non-probing events (resting phase), (7) number of potential drops [intracellular stylet puncture), (8) duration of pathway phases, (9) duration of xylem phases, (10) duration of non-probing events, (11) duration of sieve element phases, and (12) number of A.
This can be seen in Figure 6 that shows the potential drop across the DEDL, [V.sup.d], as a function of the surface charge density for two complementary bulk counterion concentrations: rich in [Na.sup.+] or rich in [K.sup.+].
The surface potential, that is, the potential drop on the depletion layer [[phi].sub.pdep] or [[phi].sub.B] ("B" is for "Body"), becomes "pinned" at approximately the value [[phi].sub.dep, 0] ~ 2([E.sub.F] - [E.sub.i])/q, where [E.sub.F] is the Fermi level of the bulk p-type silicon substrate, while [E.sub.1] is the intrinsic Fermi level which almost linearly depends on the temperature [31].
Briefed by persuasive Shell managers, however, warned the PENGASSAN leaders that there was expected to be a potential drop in global LNG price in 2017, due to competition among new LNG export ventures, as there was to be a big increase in the number of liquefied methane suppliers.
But then what if a potential drop in profits occurs?
Exova Houston officials said the company is one of the few in the world to provide direct current potential drop (DCPD) in single edge notch tension (SENT) testing, which monitors ductile crack extension in fracture mechanics tests, allowing detailed strain analyses of the pipeline to be performed.
Banks in Bahrain and Oman are vulnerable indirectly through the potential drop in investments and economic growth, and Nigeria is vulnerable directly through its banking system's significant overall exposure to the oil sector, the report says.
Price's perception [2] is utilized when an electric field is exist in the channel then carriers which drift just a little length along a potential drop are unlikely to return back even if they backscatter.
The sector index fell 7% in November as investors predicted a potential drop in petrochemical product prices around the world.
Some survey participants noted that the second half of the tournament will coincide with Ramadan, when many employees in the Middle East work reduced hours, allowing them to sleep after work and be up in time for the games.Some employers expressed concern about the potential drop in productivity resulting from the games.
Surveys by the Levada Center, Russia's only independent polling institute, show that consumer sentiment has been on a slow, steady decline since 2010, while fears of inflation -- especially rising prices for basic necessities, which have persisted since the 1990s -- have grown along with new anxiety about a potential drop in wages or rising unemployment.

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