freeze-thaw cycle


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freeze-thaw cycle

in cryosurgery, the process of rapid freeze and slow thaw that results in cell death. Often repeated a set number of times according to the size and nature of lesion being treated.
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Specimens without zeolite admixture as well as specimens with zeolite admixture collapsed after 21 freeze-thaw cycle.
In the experimental research relative deformation (relative elongation) after 56 freeze-thaw cycles of specimens exposed do de-icing solutions is calculated as the ratio of absolute deformation and initial length of the specimen.
Chinese scientists set out to examine the physicochemical changes and protein oxidation that might occur in porcine longissimus muscle that's been subjected to multiple freeze-thaw cycles.
Those quick freeze-thaw cycles weaken mortar as if it is in the grip of a vise that repeatedly tightens and loosens.
Using cryo-SEM coupled with high pressure freezing, we examined the acrylic latex before and after the freeze-thaw cycle.
Investigators evaluated the rheological and textural attributes of the samples before and after each freeze-thaw cycle.
The mean percentage change from baseline was calculated for each time point, temperature, and freeze-thaw cycle using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (v12.
The sprayed area is allowed to thaw naturally, and the freeze-thaw cycle is typically repeated several times as determined necessary by the physician.
Earlier this year Gwynedd said the freeze-thaw cycle had left them with a repair bill of pounds 250,000.
These walls were erected because fieldstones are less dense than the soil, and are perpetually pushed upward through the freeze-thaw cycle.
The freeze-thaw cycle over the past six weeks has taken its toll with every council left with a massive bill for additional road repairs.
Storage Percentage of baseline value Assay method conditions EDTA EDTA + aprotinin AxSYM BNP RT (a) 73 (12) (b,d) 79 (21) (b,d) FT 90 (11) (c,e) 100 (5) (c,e) ADVIA Centaur BNP RT 80 (5) (b,d) 85 (6) (b,d) FT 87 (7) (c,e) 89 (7) (c,e) Biosite Access 2 BNP RT 80 (8) (b,d) 85 (8) (b,d) FT 90 (8) (c,e) 91 (6) (c,e) Storage Percentage of baseline value Assay method conditions EDTA + benzamidine AxSYM BNP RT (a) 68 (15) (b,d) FT 88 (25) (c,e) ADVIA Centaur BNP RT 80 (7) (b,d) FT 85 (6) (c,e) Biosite Access 2 BNP RT 78 (5) (b,d) FT 89 (3) (c,e) (a) RT, 24 h at room temperature; FT, 1 freeze-thaw cycle.