• WordNet 3.6
    • n emulsion a light-sensitive coating on paper or film; consists of fine grains of silver bromide suspended in a gelatin
    • n emulsion (chemistry) a colloid in which both phases are liquids "an oil-in-water emulsion"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Emulsion Any liquid preparation of a color and consistency resembling milk; as: In pharmacy, an extract of seeds, or a mixture of oil and water united by a mucilaginous substance. In photography, a liquid preparation of collodion holding salt of silver, used in the photographic process.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n emulsion A draining out.
    • n emulsion A mixture of liquids insoluble in one another, where one is suspended in the other in the form of minute globules, as the fat (butter) in milk: as, an emulsion of cod-liver oil.
    • n emulsion A mixture in which solid particles are suspended in a liquid in which they are insoluble: as, a camphor emulsion.
    • n emulsion In photography, a name given to various emulsified mixtures used in making dry plates, etc. See photography.
    • n emulsion Unwashed, a collodion containing finely divided silver bromide held in suspension.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Emulsion e-mul′shun a milky liquid prepared by mixing oil and water by means of another substance that combines with both
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From L. emulgere, emulsum,: cf. F. émulsion,. See Emulge
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. emulgēre, emulsum, to milk out—e, out, and mulgēre, to milk.


In literature:

They weighed about forty pounds apiece and were charged with oil emulsion, thermit and metallic sodium.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
The physicians prescribed Emulsion of Cod Liver Oil, but no benefit.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
An emulsion of almonds is useful in chest affections.
"Food Remedies" by Florence Daniel
Very often a mixture of soap and kerosene oil, known as "kerosene emulsion," is used to spray with.
"The Insect Folk" by Margaret Warner Morley
PROTOPLASM (first form), "the physical basis of life"; a chemical compound or probably an emulsion of numerous compounds.
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
Kerosene emulsion is used to kill the insects which suck the juices of plants and trees.
"Checking the Waste" by Mary Huston Gregory
Kerosene emulsion was formerly more commonly used than now against the scale and plant lice.
"Apple Growing" by M. C. Burritt
They may be killed by spraying with kerosene emulsion or a strong soap solution or with tobacco water.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
It is an asphalt tree emulsion made by the Flintkote Co. of New York City.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
An attempt has been made to overcome the emulsion difficulty by uniformly mixing with the water a small quantity of solution of lime.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
Then 0.1 per cent.-0.15 per cent of concentrated sulfuric acid diluted with water is added to break the emulsion.
"Soap-Making Manual" by E. G. Thomssen
The pancreatic juice, pure and recently formed, forms an emulsion with oils and fats with the greatest facility.
"The American Reformed Cattle Doctor" by George Dadd
These two agents are applied by means of applicators, whereas the emulsion is injected by a laryngeal syringe.
"Nurses' Papers on Tuberculosis :" by Various
This gave a fine milky emulsion, and was left for a little while to settle.
"The Evolution of Photography" by John Werge
Small doses of turpentine in emulsion are often beneficial.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
Milk is one form of an emulsion.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter
So what with it and Auntie Khadjee's emulsion, poor Khojee's housekeeping purse was empty after a few doses.
"Voices in the Night" by Flora Annie Steel
They may also be due to particles in the emulsion, and in the latter case are generally round and sharply defined.
"The Barnet Book of Photography" by Various
Egg yolk is the favourite emulsion in these cases.
"Animal Proteins" by Hugh Garner Bennett
Emulsions and improvements in Dry Plate Photography by Russell and Sayce.
"The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century." by Edward W. Byrn

In news:

Acrylic emulsion-based formulations were 72% of the dollars and solvent-based acrylics accounted for 23.
Shiseido Employs Iced Coffee -inspired Emulsion Technology.
A generous scattering of the lightly scented fungus paves a hill of pappardelle lushly bathed in butter and an emulsion of truffle ends.
Both creams and lotions are emulsions having a water and oil phase.
Lotions are a low-viscosity emulsions.
Like lotions , creams can be either oil-in-water or water-in-oil emulsions.
CeraVe, Coria Laboratories, CeraVe SA Renewing Lotion , skin care, Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America, chicken skin, Multivescular Emulsion, MVE.
The author discovered the emulsion while researching recipes for his book "The New Portuguese Table".
Mayonnaise is a delicious condiment — essentially the emulsion of oil with egg yolks.
This is a starting point formulation for a overprint varnish based on an acrylic emulsion blend.
EasiWay Systems recently debuted EasiStrip SUPRA, a one-step screen wash/emulsion reclaimer .
Using Skin Models to Assess the Effects of a Skin Care Emulsion on Skin Barrier Function.
New Silicone Emulsion From Dow Corning.
The Greerco pipeline mixer for continuous, high-speed, high-shear processing is designed for applications involving homogenization, mixing, dispersion and emulsion.
Enpro's ParaDyne liquid polymer activation system strips oil from oil-phase continuous polymer emulsions and hydrates polymer molecules.

In science:

This means that many particles of almost parallel tra jectories have hit the emulsion chamber without interacting in the upper lead stack, again a very exotic scenario that lacks explanation.
Very High Energy Cosmic Rays and Their Interactions
The highest energy event measured with an emulsion experiment during a series of Concorde flights (average atm. depth ∼ 100 g/cm2 ) shows also impressive alignment [165].
Very High Energy Cosmic Rays and Their Interactions
The emulsion sheet is placed on a glass plate (emulsion holder) and its flatness is guaranteed by a vacuum system.
The Opera Experiment
The three-dimensional structure of a track in an emulsion layer (microtrack) is reconstructed by combining clusters belonging to images at different levels.
The Opera Experiment
Figure 6: Sketch of one supermodule and of one event in the emulsions.
The Opera Experiment
An intermittency analysis has been performed on many heavy ion collision data as well as emulsion data.
Moment Analysis and Zipf Law
The different symbols represent the multifragmentation data of different beams with an emulsion target.
Moment Analysis and Zipf Law
The nuclear Zipf-type plot has been also applied in the analysis of CERN emulsion or Plastic data of Pb + Pb or Plastic at 158 AGeV following Ma’s proposal on Zipf law, and it was found that the nuclear Zipf law is satisfied in coincidence with other proposed signals of phase transition [84,85].
Moment Analysis and Zipf Law
The analyzed data were obtained from the CERN EMU13 experiment in which emulsion chambers, composed of nuclear target foils and thin emulsion plates interleaved with spacers, allow for precise measurements of emission angles and charges of all pro jectile fragments emitted from Pb-Nucleus interactions.
Moment Analysis and Zipf Law
The results on fragment multiplicities, charge distributions and angular correlations are analyzed for multifragmentation of the Pb pro jectile after an interaction with heavy (Pb) and light (Plastic - C5H4O2 ) targets. A detailed description of the emulsion experiment can be found in Ref. .
Moment Analysis and Zipf Law
The 4π multifragmentation data of heavy ion collision at Texas A&M University and the CERN emulsion/plastic data exhibit the Zipf law around the same excitation energy deposit.
Moment Analysis and Zipf Law
The difficulty of identifying ντ events even in a specialized emulsion-based detector with a high energy neutrino beam, was made clear by the DoNuT experiment,6 which provided the first, and so far only, direct observation of CC ντ interactions.
Neutrino Experiments
Fortunately, a specialized experiment called OPERA,58 which is an emulsion-based long-baseline detector, is presently taking data.
Neutrino Experiments
For a long time only emulsion-chamber data of the electron flux above 100 GeV were available , which were well represented by a power law N (E ) ∝ E−3.2 , but the energy resolution and statistical accuracy were limited.
Cosmic-ray electron signatures of dark matter
Work reported, related to emulsion chambers and theoretical considerations are discussed in separate summaries.
Experimental Efforts on Very High-Energy Cosmic Rays and their Interactions - Conference Summary