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interphase (plural interphases)

  1. (biology) The stage in the life cycle of a cell between two successive mitotic or meiotic divisions.
  2. (mechanical engineering) An indistinct region in the interface between two substances in composite materials.
    • 2002, M.S. Found, Experimental Techniques and Design in Composite Materials, →ISBN:
      Strain transfer will inevitably occur through an interphase between the fibres and the matrix so this region is of obvious importance to the performance of a composite.
    • 2007, S. Stupkiewicz, Micromechanics of Contact and Interphase Layers, →ISBN, page 171:
      This book addresses several aspects and methodologies related to the micromechanics of contact and interphase layers, ranging from the rigorous method of asymptotic expansions to the practical application of the finite element method.
    • 2012, Ilana Fried, The Chemistry of Electrode Processes, →ISBN, page 66:
      The metal part of the interphase probably consists of several layers of ions embedded in the electron "cloud" of the metal.




interphase (comparative more interphase, superlative most interphase)

  1. (chemistry, physics) Between phases
    • 1998, V. R. Ryabov, Surface Phenomena in Welding and Surfacing, →ISBN, page 23:
      As the work of adhesion is equal to the sum of surface tensions of both phases minus the interphase tension on the interface, its increase is evidence of lowering of exactly the interphase tension, as the surface tension of slag is practically independent of the partial pressure of oxygen PO2 in the gas phase and PO2 influence on adhesion is entirely determined by the features of the metal-slag interface.
    • 2000, C.B. Boyadjiev & ‎V.N. Babak, Non-Linear Mass Transfer and Hydrodynamic Stability, →ISBN, page 171:
      The interphase mass transfer processes between the gas and the liquid phases together with chemical transformations are applied for syntheses of new materials [2], separations of gas mixtures by absorption [3] and for heat potential augmentation in the heat pumps.
    • 2008, Masoud Farzaneh, Atmospheric Icing of Power Networks, →ISBN, page 214:
      The main conclusions are that interphase spacers prevent flashovers due to galloping and ice loads and that there are still galloping displacements and the resulting dynamic loads but large amplitude motions appear to have been eliminated.

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