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Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

adj. possessing the ability to respond to a stimulus. The cells of the retina, for example, are sensitive to the stimulus of light and respond by sending nerve impulses to the...

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floating element

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 70 words.

A small section of a surface, over which there is a fluid flow, isolated from the surrounding surface by a narrow gap and attached to a sensitive ...

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floating element

Marcel Escudier and Tony Atkins.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

July 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering; Engineering and Technology. 82 words.

A small section of a surface, over which there is a fluid flow, isolated from the surrounding surface by a narrow gap and attached to a sensitive ...

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stereolithography

Marcel Escudier and Tony Atkins.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

July 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering; Engineering and Technology. 82 words.

An additive-layer manufacturing process used to produce 3D objects from a UV-sensitive epoxy resin. A UV laser is used to cure selected regions of the surface layer of a vat of resin. After...

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nanohardness

Marcel Escudier and Tony Atkins.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

July 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering; Engineering and Technology. 89 words.

Indentation hardness at extremely small scales employing a Berkovich indenter and sensitive loading system. Indentation areas are measured using atomic-force- or...

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