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Dielectric

(Science: physics) Any substance or medium that transmits the electric force by a process different from conduction, as in the phenomena of induction; a nonconductor. Separating a body electrified by induction, from the electrifying body.

Origin: Pref. Dia- _ electric.


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Ionic bonds

... changed his post, so it's hard to say, what were you answering to, but it's not answer to the current question. royshaz9, you're looking for the dielectric constant and it's effect on ionic bonds. However, I'd like to add, that bond is 100% ionic, even the bond in rubidium fluoride is partly ...

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by JackBean
Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:05 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ionic bonds
Replies: 2
Views: 5073

Re: The Physics of how the Myelin Sheath actually works.

... a diaelectric component. The metal plates have a pos charge on one plate, and a neg charge on the other plate. These two plates are seperated by a dielectric space (meaning non conductive. When the charges on one plate become imbalanced with the charges on the other plate, the electrons begin to ...

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by MichaelXY
Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:14 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Physics of how the Myelin Sheath actually works.
Replies: 17
Views: 21054

The Physics of how the Myelin Sheath actually works.

... travel faster along a nerve cell when it has a myelinated sheath. It says on wikipedia that the sheath acts like a sort of insulator and dielectric (aren't dielectrics normally conductors though?). Now, a normal nerve cell is a capacitor, sitting at -70 mV when compared to the outside, ...

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by Nebulae
Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:19 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Physics of how the Myelin Sheath actually works.
Replies: 17
Views: 21054

Body's electrical current

... negative charge in your body. This create a potential difference between you and your talkie. You are probably wearing shoes with a sole of a low dielectric constant, thus creating a circuit from you to the ground. In essense your body is acting like a proton collector. The solution is to purchase ...

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by MichaelXY
Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:53 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Body's electrical current
Replies: 40
Views: 66223

The Fiber Disease

... integrated optical network components. This includes the generation, guidance and control of optical/infrared signals in both semiconductor and dielectric materials. Novel light emitting structures based on III-V compounds, II-VI materials, rare-earth doped dielectrics, and silicon nanostructures ...

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by Nadas Moksha
Wed Dec 20, 2006 4:10 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 5479237
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