black membrane


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A membrane formed from either natural or artificial phospholipids, which has holes small enough to force the membrane—which would otherwise spontaneously form rounded liposomes—to remain flat

black membrane

An artificially constructed membrane made of lipids arranged in a bilayer.
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Some manufacturers propose that a black membrane lowers heating costs by more than any penalty for added cooling costs, which is also a potentially misleading claim.
Adjacent to the green roof is a control roof with white and black membranes.
White or light-colored roof membranes have become more prevalent, since they have a higher reflectance than black membranes and consequently absorb less heat.