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1. Characteristic of or resulting from the conversion of heat into other forms of energy.
2. Of or relating to thermodynamics.
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Thermodynamic properties of damaged beans of water sorption and control process were obtained by the method described by Correa et al.
In this contribution, we present the thermodynamic study of [Tl.sub.6][SBr.sub.4] compound, summarize all data on thermodynamic properties of thallium chalcohalides, and carry out a comparative review between the latter.
Even if the system is composed of strongly interacting atoms--like in a quantum liquid--the quasi-particles are weakly interacting, and then one can determine, with a good approximation, the thermodynamic potentials of the system.
However, the principal objective of this research is that the creation of a nano-engine of this kind provides insight into thermodynamics at the single-particle level, which is currently a very hot topic in research.
Finally, a hierarchy of parabolic partial differential equations is shown in the thermodynamic theory of heat conduction with current multipliers.
thermodynamic models based on first and second law analysis, they are used since 1950 to help engine design or turbocharger matching and to enhance engine processes understanding; b.
Through the in-depth research article named "Principles of Heat Production in Skeletal Muscle Cells," Frank Diederichs explains the thermodynamic relations when heat is produced or exchanged in skeletal muscle fibers.
An ensemble of high-resolution numerical simulations produced under projected future thermodynamic changes is used to assess potential future changes in moisture transport and precipitation intensity, type, and distribution for the November 2006 high-impact AR event.
Thermodynamic studies will reduce their number, determine the conditions for which the maximum solid phase of Si[O.sub.2] will be obtained and determine the composition of the Si-O-H-C-N system, which greatly affects the characteristics of the synthesized particles [3].