Some articles on potential, potentials:
... In physics, chemistry and biology, a potential gradient is the local rate of change of the potential with respect to displacement, i.e ... engineering it refers specifically to electric potential gradient, which is equal to the electric field ...
... In quantum mechanics, the dynamics of a particle in a spherically symmetric potential has a Hamiltonian of the following form where denotes the mass of the particle in ... it amounts to solving the Schrödinger equation with the potential V(r) which depend only on r, the modulus of r ...
... Diopside based ceramics and glass-ceramics have potential applications in various technological areas ... The as produced glass-ceramic is a potential structural material ... Similarly, diopside based ceramics and glass-ceramics have potential applications in the field of biomaterials, nuclear waste immobilization and sealing materials in solid oxide fuel cells ...
... with the separation between plates being in the order of 1 mm and the applied potential being in the order of 1 kV ... to soak the fluid into cloth creates the potential for a very light vest that can change from a normal cloth into a hard covering almost instantaneously ... Other potential uses are in accurate abrasive polishing and as haptic controllers and tactile displays ...
... At each successive node, the membrane potential of the axon is thereby brought to the threshold potential to initiate an action potential ... Ions need only to cross the axon membrane to propagate the action potential at the nodes, but not anywhere under the myelin along the axon ... Thus in myelinated axons, action potentials do not propagate continuously as waves, but instead recur at successive nodes, and in effect "hop" along the axon ...
More definitions of "potential":
- (adj): Existing in possibility.
Example: "A potential problem"
- (noun): The difference in electrical charge between two points in a circuit expressed in volts.
Synonyms: electric potential, potential difference, potential drop, voltage
Famous quotes containing the word potential:
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