dispersion medium


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medium

 [me´de-um] (pl. mediums, me´dia) (L.)
1. an agent by which something is accomplished or an impulse is transmitted.
3. a preparation used in treating histologic specimens.
contrast medium a radiopaque substance used in radiography to permit visualization of body structures. Called also contrast agent.
culture medium a substance or preparation used to support the growth of microorganisms or other cells; called also medium.
dioptric media refracting media.
disperse medium dispersive m.
dispersion medium dispersive m.
dispersive medium the continuous phase of a colloid system; the medium in which the particles of the disperse phase are distributed, corresponding to the solvent in a true solution.
refracting media the transparent tissues and fluid in the eye through which light rays pass and by which they are refracted and brought to a focus on the retina.

ex·ter·nal phase

the medium or fluid in which a disperse is suspended.

dispersion medium

ex·ter·nal phase

(eks-tĕr'năl fāz)
The medium or fluid in which a disperse is suspended.
Synonym(s): dispersion medium.
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The best fits of the data could be achieved by changing the mass density of dispersion medium in the latex.
The 2D SAXS patterns of the latex dispersion were taken at different contrasts with the sucrose content in the dispersion medium ranging between 0 and 60 wt%.
The electric charges on the colloidal particles will facilitate themselves to move in the dispersion medium under the influence of an applied electric field.
This may be prevented by avoiding the presence of electrolytes in the dispersion medium or by keeping their concentration at a minimum.
For this purpose, they used a dispersion medium comprised of dimethylsulfoxide and ethanol.
The tendency observed in the more apolar dispersion medium may be explained as follows: In the dispersion polymerization, the formation of primary particles begins with the agglomeration/precipitation of the growing oligomer chains.
As seen here, higher latex yields were usually observed with the higher stabilizer concentrations especially in the more polar dispersion medium (e.
The hydrophilic portion of each polymer chain extends into the dispersion medium, creating a steric barrier to flocculation.