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polymerize

 [pah-lim´er-īz]
to subject to or to undergo polymerization.

pol·y·mer·ize

(pol'i-mĕr-īz, po-lim'ĕr-īz),
To bring about polymerization.

polymerize

/po·lym·er·ize/ (pah-lim´er-īz) to subject to or to undergo polymerization.

polymerize

[pol′əmərīz′]
Etymology: Gk, polys, many, meros, parts
to convert two or more molecules into a polymer.

pol·y·mer·ize

(pol'i-mĕr-īz)
To bring about polymerization.
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Because this part of the beam is so small, it polymerizes only the narrowest of swaths of material a time.
Made of liquid crystal, this template holds the monomers in place while they polymerize.
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Additional EKOR characteristics include fire resistance (can withstand mechanical and Hot-cut transient temperature spikes up to 1100 degrees F); corrosion resistant (to strong Base and acid solutions); easily applied to horizontal, vertical, or overhead surfaces, and can polymerize underwater; can form a smooth and wear-resistant surface for ease of decontamination; mixes with waste, which is up to 50% water by weight; adheres to unclean, wet or corroded surfaces and hot metal surfaces up to 120 degrees centigrade; effective up to a 1:6 EKOR-to-radioactive-waste matrix; penetrates openings as small as 1.
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He explains that these oxidation products start to polymerize, forming polar molecules that stick to the metal surfaces of servo valves and other hydraulic components.
When the fibers absorb dilute solutions of the monomers pyrrole or aniline, monomer concentration increases at the fiber surface, where the monomers polymerize into a thin film.
The constrained geometry catalyst used to polymerize EPDM has demonstrated efficiencies on the order of 1 x [10.
A new compounding process polymerizes liquid monomer without solvent in a single-shaft, plug-flow "Kneader Reactor," then transfers the viscous polymer to a twin-shaft "Kneader Finisher," where secondary polymers, additives, and fillers may be added before the compound is pelletized.