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cross-link

 [kros´link″]
a bond formed between polymer chains, either between different chains or between different parts of the same chain.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cross-link

(kros'lingk),
A covalent linkage between two polymers or between two different regions of the same polymer.
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cross-link

(krôs′lĭngk′, krŏs′-)
n.
A chemical bond formed between adjacent chains of a complex molecule such as a polymer.
v. cross-linked, cross-linking, cross-links
v.tr.
To join (adjacent chains of a complex molecule) with cross-links.
v.intr.
To form cross-links.
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The crosslink density of the vulcanized samples was measured using equilibrium swelling.
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This simulation is carried out to find the dependence of the bubble dynamics, gel fraction, and crosslink density on the ultrasonic amplitude, hydrostatic pressure, bubble volume fraction, and treatment time.
The gross observations of tissue crosslinked with GA showed that the tissue were light yellowish colouration, slightly swollen and hard, where as HMD crosslinked specimen were slightly stiff and milky white.
The method of crosslink formation is posited to require the generation of free radicals and the formation of dityrosine between neighboring molecules.
Based on the above findings, the [DELTA]SASA values were corrected for the effect of crosslinks on the solvent accessibility of the unfolded state by taking 918.5 [A.sup.2] per crosslink off the [DELTA]SASA (called [[DELTA]SASA.sub.corrected]) and then the corrected values were recorrelated to the [m.sub.eq] and [DELTA]Cp values.
The rubbery plateau modulus at 140[degrees]C was found to be 3.396 x [10.sup.9] dynes/[cm.sup.2], which translates to a crosslink density of 3.30 x [10.sup.-2] mol/cc.
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