antiparallel


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an·ti·par·al·lel

 (ăn′tē-păr′ə-lĕl′, ăn′tī-)
adj.
Of or relating to two adjacent molecules whose sequences of atoms or other elements run in opposite directions: antiparallel strands of DNA.

antiparallel

(ˌæntɪˈpærəˌlɛl)
adj
1. (General Physics) physics parallel but pointing in the opposite direction
2. (Mathematics) maths (of vectors) parallel but having opposite directions
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Adj.1.antiparallel - (especially of vectors) parallel but oppositely directed; "antiparallel vectors"
parallel - being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting; "parallel lines never converge"; "concentric circles are parallel"; "dancers in two parallel rows"
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The molecules are packed in the lattice in such as way that the dipole components are antiparallel and neutralize each other.
The thickness of the superconductor is smaller than the spin diffusion length and the magnetization of the ferromagnetic leads are aligned either parallel or antiparallel.
In addition, each neutron chamber has two compartments in which the neutrons are exposed to a static electric field of 15 kV/cm oriented parallel/ antiparallel to the magnetic field.
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This was because the tunnelling and refractive transmissions of parallel and antiparallel spin neutrons through a magnetic layer are the completely same quantum optical phenomena as those occurring in the rigorous solutions of the wave equation when applied to the neutron experiments mentioned in the previous section.
The patent -- entitled "Magnetic Field Sensor with Ferromagnetic Thin Layers Having Magnetically Antiparallel Polarized Components" -- was issued to Peter Grunberg of Germany based on work completed at KFA Juelich.
The hydrogen bonds are between antiparallel chains in the [alpha] form and between the parallel chains in the [gamma] form.
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The nylon 6 and 6,6 systems have been extensively studied and shown to undergo crystal phase transitions from a high temperature [alpha]' phase to monoclinic [alpha] with H-bonds between antiparallel chains, and thence by special treatments, to monoclinic [gamma], with H-bonds between parallel chains (7).
th] = 10666 b) when the spins are antiparallel and very small when the spins are aligned.
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