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20:02 Nov 26, 2008
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English term or phrase: active seeds
a combination of streamer discharge that can three-dimensionally generate high-speed electrons that are unsurpassed in oxidation activity among the active seeds to be generated by discharge and titanium apatite that excels in adsorption of protein, etc. and promotes oxidation reaction.

-What kind of "active seeds" are these? Other particles (non-electrons) generated by discharge?
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Serge Driamov
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2chemical species that serve as initiation centers

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chemical species that serve as initiation centers

This is not my field. However, as expert answers don’t seem to be forthcoming, I might at least suggest where to begin. I have seen this term in polymer chemistry. My guess is that an “active seed” means a nucleation point or a chemical species (particle) that can initiate a series of polymerization reactions. (This could be close to the meaning of the term when used in the context of polymer chemistry. However, the term may have a more fundamental meaning in physical chemistry.)

(a) http://www.freepatentsonline.com/4705612.html The first sentence of this document has the definition of “active seed” at least for one subfield.

(b) http://www.freepatentsonline.com/6858374.html Search this document for the term “activeseed” (without the space); it shows a very narrow definition.

I hope this could be of some help to you.

    Reference: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/4705612.html
    Reference: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/6858374.html
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