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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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In this article, mainly the creep response, stress relaxation study and melt rheological study of the various radiation crosslinked P25R75 is a matter of concern since the other two blend ratio (P50R50 and P75R25) follows the same pattern with the increase of radiation dose.
Whole egg (100 g) was placed in 300 mL beaker and crosslinked [beta]-CD was added to give final concentrations of 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, and 30% (w/v).
At 30 minutes, the 0.01% and 0.1% genipin crosslinked samples had lost significantly less weight than the control group (p<0.05, ANOVA).
The weight loss was significantly (P<0.05) decreased in crosslinked ASB at different degradation intervals as compared to control.
The spaces, which varied in size at 25, 50, 100 and 200 micrometers across, were evenly singly and doubly crosslinked.
TechnoCompound offers nylon 6 compounds that can be crosslinked with standard electron-beam technology, including conveyor batch processing, in-line wire/cable processing, and film/sheet processing.
Less concentrated solutions form a nonuniform crosslinked network, while the viscosity of more concentrated solutions is too high [9,11].
The elastic material contains a crosslinked network formed from a branched block copolymer having a monoalkenyl aromatic midblock positioned between conjugated diene endblocks (e.g., butadiene-styrene-butadiene ("B-S-B") triblock copolymer).
GE has developed a version of its flexible Noryl polyphenylene oxide that Delphi has begun producing in its wire and cable plant as an alternative to PVC and crosslinked polyethylene wire insulation.
4 and 5 for the dependence of the gel fraction and crosslinked density on the residence time, shown in Fig.
Patent 9,388,296 (July 12, 2016), "Crosslinked Polyethylene Composition having Improved Processability," Xuelian Chen, Wenbin Liang, Yanhua Niu and Shih-yaw Lai (National Institute of Clean and Low-Carbon Energy, Beijing, China, and Shenhua Group Corp.