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[mass noun] A technique for preparing free radicals or other unstable species by trapping them in a very cold inert substrate (such as solid argon) so that they can be studied spectroscopically.
- ‘We have used high temperature deposition techniques combined with matrix isolation to create samples.’
- ‘They were studied using a matrix isolation technique combined with infrared absorption spectroscopy.’
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.