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intercalate

[intur′kəlāt]
Etymology: L, intercalare
to insert between adjacent surfaces or structures. intercalation, n.

intercalate

(in-tĕr′kă-lāt″) [L. intercalare, to insert (a day or month) into a (lunar) calendar]
To insert between or among layers or components, e.g., between the bases of a DNA molecule.
intercalated (-lāt″ĕd), adjective

intercalate (in·terˑ·k·lātˈ),

v to place between two adjacent structures or surfaces.
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This X-ray diffraction result further confirms that low molecular weight polar additives (which are compatible with OMMT) intercalate into clay galleries and therefore increase the interlayer spacing.
Although these low molecular weight polar additives present in PP2 are able to intercalate into clay galleries, they are not compatible with PP (in the same way as PP-MA), and therefore clay particles do not distribute homogenously throughout the matrix.
It has been shown from XRD and TEM results that both additives (slip and antistatic agents), which are present in PP2 grade, intercalate into clay galleries, and so AA was then used to study the effect of its concentration on intercalation behavior of clay.
From this result, it is clear that functional (amide-type) slip additives intercalate into the clay galleries, resulting in higher gallery spacing, and the presence of the polar amide group of the additive is likely to be the driving force for the migration process that creates enhanced intercalation of the clay galleries.