resting potential

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Noun1.resting potential - the potential difference between the two sides of the membrane of a nerve cell when the cell is not conducting an impulse
electric potential, potential difference, potential drop, voltage, potential - the difference in electrical charge between two points in a circuit expressed in volts
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In short, the cell potential is the difference between the electrode potentials (reduction potential) of the cathode and anode.
Raupach, "RILEM TC 154 EMC: Electrochemical Techniques for Measuring Metallic Corrosion Half cell potential measurements--Potential mapping on reinforced concrete structures," Materials and Structures, vol.
Tsuji, "Human placenta-derived cells have mesenchymal stem/progenitor cell potential," Stem Cells, vol.
Epigenetic Control of Stem Cell Potential during Homeostasis, Aging, and Disease.
Put another way, every community has a NIMBY sleeper cell potential of residents and activists who are ready to mobilize opposition to any project.
Harnessing stem cell potential requires techniques to culture cells under conditions allowing robust production and consistent function of target adult cells of interest, while avoiding unwanted genetic and epigenetic changes resulting from aberrant differentiation.
Moreover, the chemical composition of the cathode and anode streams can be designed individually to optimise individual electrode kinetics as well as overall cell potential.
Fuel cell performance can be represented by a polarization curve, that is, the cell potential versus current density curve, which reflects the fuel cell activation loss in the low current density range, the ohmic losses in the intermediate current density range, and the concentration loss in the high current density range.
An example of measurement showing how current and cell potential change with the external resistance is shown in Figure 8.