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- The emphasis of the work reported here is to use inductive sensors to measure electrical response. The impedance of an inductive sensor is affected by eddy currents induced in nearby conductors such that the electrical loss will be increased.
- Gas bubbles on the order of 1-10 μm in radius and stabilized by a coating of biological surfactant have found use as contrast agents for ultrasound imaging and, more recently, have shown a clear potential as targeted drug delivery vectors.
- The progressive diffusion of Al from coating into ferritic-martensitic substrate has been one of the main factors against the application of aluminide slurries on an industrial scale.
- The two-dimensional nature of graphene makes it sensitive to environmental doping.
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