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reversible

1. Chem Physics capable of assuming or producing either of two possible states and changing from one to the other
2. Thermodynamics (of a change, process, etc.) occurring through a number of intermediate states that are all in thermodynamic equilibrium
3. (of a fabric or garment) woven, printed, or finished so that either side may be used as the outer side
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"Because lithium wipes the surface of the glass, you can plate reversibly. The glass has an ionic conductivity equivalent to that of the organic liquid, which means you have a solid electrolyte with good rates.
The idea of this thought experiment was to consider what would happen within the perfectly reflecting cavity, if all of the energy within this system was initially reversibly contained within the phonons of its walls.
Jian Li and co-workers reported the fabrication of three-dimensional (3D) polymeric photonic crystals made from thermoplastic polyester elastomer (TPEE), which can be reversibly tuned at room temperature by stretching the crystal and recovering along the (111) plane [16-17].
The team found that cell membranes were either reversibly or irreversibly disturbed following an NIR pulse, depending on the energy of the laser.
RRAM devices can be reversibly switched between a high resistance state (HRS) and a low resistance state (LRS) by DC voltages or voltage pulses.
A study was conducted by Levine; he noticed that Ribavirin reduces testes weight, sperm count, seminiferous tubular diameter and germinal epithelial thickness in mice.9 Ribavirin is reversibly cytotoxic to germ cells and decreases the production of sperms.
The two different components have differential thermal elongations, causing fibers to bend or curl and reversibly recover in response to changes in temperature, thereby adjusting insulation performance of the fabric in response to temperature changes.
Additionally, there is much interest in Eudragit L-100 (a copolymer of methacrylic acid and methylmethacrylate) which was utilized as a reversibly soluble and insoluble immobilization matrix for immobilization of the widely used technological enzymes such as xylanase (Sardar et al., 2000; Gaur et al., 2005), cellulase (Zhang et al., 2010), and amylase (Cong et al., 1995), as well as a pH-dependent enteric coating polymer for the efficacious colon-specific drug delivery system (Venkatesh et al., 2009).
These places have Ce3+ instead, which easily can be reduced back to Ce4+ and can reversibly bind oxygen.
Abstract Plasma spray technology was used for the preparation of metallic coatings with reversibly switchable wettability.
Lavandula officinalis: an electrophysiological study in rat cortical cells showed that lavender oil at 0.1-1 mg/ mL reversibly inhibited the GABA-receptor.
Preparation of metallic coatings with reversibly switchable wettability based on plasma spraying technology--Zhengfeng Li, Yanjun Zheng, and Lishan Cui