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supercritical

(ˌsuːpəˈkrɪtɪkəl)
adj
1. (General Physics) physics (of a fluid) brought to a temperature and pressure higher than its critical temperature and pressure, so that its physical and chemical properties change
2. (Nuclear Physics) nuclear physics of or containing more than the critical mass
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Adj.1.supercritical - (especially of fissionable material) able to sustain a chain reaction in such a manner that the rate of reaction increases
critical - at or of a point at which a property or phenomenon suffers an abrupt change especially having enough mass to sustain a chain reaction; "a critical temperature of water is 100 degrees C--its boiling point at standard atmospheric pressure"; "critical mass"; "go critical"
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Supercritical pressure is defined as the state above critical point; and ultra-supercritical pressure refers to the state when water's temperature rises to 593AC.
Patent 9,057,466 (June 16, 2015), "Use of a Composition for Contact with Supercritical Media," Andreas Dowe, Reinhard Beuth, and Franz-Erich Baumann (Evonik Degussa GmbH, Essen, Germany).
A SIGNIFICANT milestone has been achieved in India's power generating capacity addition programme with the commissioning of another 660 MW supercritical unit by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited ( BHEL).
Additional patents which extend the use of supercritical fluids to restore the rigidity of banknotes, in addition to cleaning them, are pending.
Such a supercritical fluid can have properties of both liquids and gases.
in order to increase the awareness about new technologies and developments in this market and discuss new areas of innovation, which in-turn results in the growth of the global supercritical fluid chromatography reagents market.
The supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) method is introduced to achieve a better separation, reduce amount of solvent and increase yield of products.
The exotic substance, called supercritical water, is neither a solid, liquid, nor gas but rather a "liquid-like gas", Discovery News reported.
Chemists introduce colleagues and students to the various methodologies developed so far for synthesis in supercritical fluids and gas-expanded liquid.
The Japanese firm is to deliver the four sets of 700-megawatt-class supercritical pressure steam turbines and generators, as well as boiler components, to the 2,800-megawatt plant in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia between September 2014 and March 2015.
The floss is naturally coated with organic supercritical extracts of Neem leaf and Neem bark along with Grapeseed, Licorice, Fennel, Clove, Peppermint and vegan wax for supporting healthy teeth and gums.
It only took 18 years for China from developing supercritical to have the largest number of ultra-supercritical power generating units in the world, as of 2012 China has 59 1000MW ultra-supercritical generating units (including operating and under construction units), and the most recent case, it took only 3 years for China Huaneng Group to put a 120,000t/y of carbon capture demonstration plant into operation.