Definition of surface chemistry in US English:

surface chemistry


  • The branch of chemistry concerned with the processes occurring at interfaces between phases, especially that between liquid and gas.

    • ‘Wei said that although DTCs have been around for a long time, their application to surface chemistry has been overlooked and is long overdue.’
    • ‘Non-organic surface chemistry was instead invoked to explain most of the results obtained.’
    • ‘In 1932, Langmuir received the Nobel Prize for his work in surface chemistry.’
    • ‘Queen Mary & Westfield College chemist Roger Nix has put together a web-based reader in surface chemistry for students around the world.’
    • ‘He received an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship to work on analytical and surface chemistry at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.’
    • ‘Our technical approach combines proprietary advances in synthetic chemistry, surface chemistry, molecular biology, enzymology, array technology and optics.’
    • ‘Our group's research at the University of Sheffield has concentrated on investigating the effects of surface chemistry on cell behaviour.’