dispersion medium


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dispersion medium

n.
The continuous medium, such as a gas, liquid, or solid, in which a disperse phase is distributed. Also called continuous phase, external phase.
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Noun1.dispersion medium - (of colloids) a substance in which another is colloidally dispersed
phase, form - (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary; "the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system"
colloid - a mixture with properties between those of a solution and fine suspension
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Due to the scattering and absorption of light, color is affected not only by the nature of the dispersed phase and the dispersion medium, but also by the degree of particle dispersion, shape and structure.
The suspensions were prepared by dispersing the known amounts of glass beads in a dispersion medium at room temperature with the help of a stirrer.
For example, in smoke the disperse phase is solid carbon and the dispersion medium is gaseous air (technically categorized as aerosol).
A hydrogel is a network of hydrophilic polymer chains, sometimes found as a colloidal gel in which water is the dispersion medium.
All of this explains the hydrogel-a network of repeating molecules linked together in a very long strand that is hydrophilic, with water acting as the dispersion medium.
In another aspect, embodiments disclosed herein relate to a method of forming a polymer-coated particulate material, the method including the steps of: incorporating a particulate substrate and a dispersion, the dispersion comprising: a thermoplastic polymer; a stabilizing compound; and a dispersion medium selected from the group consisting of an organic solvent, water and combinations thereof; removing at least a portion of the dispersion medium.
The ethanol washing was repeated three times for complete removal of unconverted monomer and dispersion medium components.