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mi·ca

(mī'kă)
A silicate mineral with almost perfect cleavage that occurs in thin laminated scales. It is used in paints and as an insulator in high-voltage equipment. Because of its heat resistance, it is used instead of glass in windows for stoves and kerosene heaters.
[L. mico, to shine]
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mica

(mī′kă) [L. mica, morsel, crumb]
A mineral composed of various silicates of metals. It occurs in thin, laminated scales.
micaceous (mī-kā′shŭs), adjective
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[FeCO.sub.3] salt (2.2 g) was added (no mica powder present) to the anilinium-DBSA dispersion and subsequentiy polymerization took place according to Procedure 1.
[Al.sub.2][([SO.sub.4]).sub.3]16[H.sub.2]O salt (2.2 g) was added (no mica powder present) to the anilinium-DBSA dispersion and subsequently polymerization took place according to Procedure 1.
The analysis of the kinetic of the process, explained by the following equations, describes mathematical dependence of relevant values related to changes in the particles size distribution and the specific surface area of mica powder. The changes in the particle size distribution, during the dry micronization grinding are described by the following equation:
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