Science / Chemistry / Zeta Potential: Electric potential across all phase boundaries between solids and liquids. In colloids, the zeta potential is the potential across the ion layer around a charged colloidal particle. Neutralizing the zeta potential can cause the colloid to precipitate.
Potential Adjective Synonyms: possible, likely, implicit, implied, imminent, developing, budding, embryonic, dormant, hidden, concealed, covert, latent, quiescent, passive, future, unrealized, undeveloped
Science / Weather / Saffir-Simpson Damage-Potential Scale: Developed in the early 1970s by Herbert Saffir, a consulting engineer, and Robert Simpson, then Director of the National Hurricane Center, it is a measure of hurricane intensity on a scale of 1 to 5. MORE
Science / Biology / Resting Potential: The difference in electrical charge across the plasma membrane of a neuron. MORE
Science / Marine Biology / Redox-Potential Discontinuity: That depth below the sediment-water interface marking the transition from chemically oxidative to reducing processes MORE
Science / Chemistry / Standard Reduction Potential: The voltage associated with a reduction process at standard state. The reduction potential of 2H+(aq, 1M) + 2 e- rightarrow H2(g, 1 atm) is taken as exactly zero volts. MORE
Science / Tides and Currents / Tide-Producing Potential: Tendency for particles on the Earth to change their positions as a result of the gravitational interactions between the Sun, Moon, and Earth. Although gravitational attraction varies inversely as the MORE