Definition of adsorption in English:


Pronunciation /ədˈzɔːpʃ(ə)n//ədˈsɔːpʃ(ə)n/


  • See adsorb

    • ‘The adsorption of surfactant molecules onto the aggregate surface changes the nature the surface from hydrophilic to hydrophobic.’
    • ‘A distinction can also be made between monolayer adsorption and multilayer adsorption.’
    • ‘In addition, the surface atoms are capable of both adsorption and absorption of chemical compounds.’
    • ‘This could be explained by the balance between the protein adsorption and the lipid adsorption.’
    • ‘Acidic lipids enhance the adsorption of positive ions due to their negative charge.’