Difference between revisions of "Absorption"

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#<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">The process in which incident [[radiant energy]] is retained by a substance.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">A further process always results from absorption, that is, the irreversible conversion of the  absorbed [[radiation]] into some other form of [[energy]] within and according to the nature of the  absorbing medium. The absorbing medium itself may emit radiation, but only after an [[energy  conversion]] has occurred. <br/>''See'' [[attenuation]].</div><br/> </div>
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#<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">The process in which incident [[radiant energy]] is retained by a substance.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">A further process always results from absorption, that is, the irreversible conversion of the  absorbed [[radiation]] into some other form of [[energy]] within and according to the nature of the  absorbing medium. The absorbing medium itself may emit radiation, but only after an [[energy conversion|energy  conversion]] has occurred. <br/>''See'' [[attenuation]].</div><br/> </div>
 
#<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">The taking up or assimilation of one substance by another.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">The substances may combine chemically, or the absorption may just correspond to a physical  [[solubility]]. <br/>''See'' [[Henry's law]].</div><br/> </div>
 
#<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">The taking up or assimilation of one substance by another.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">The substances may combine chemically, or the absorption may just correspond to a physical  [[solubility]]. <br/>''See'' [[Henry's law]].</div><br/> </div>
 
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Latest revision as of 16:18, 25 April 2012



absorption

  1. The process in which incident radiant energy is retained by a substance.

    A further process always results from absorption, that is, the irreversible conversion of the absorbed radiation into some other form of energy within and according to the nature of the absorbing medium. The absorbing medium itself may emit radiation, but only after an energy conversion has occurred.
    See attenuation.

  2. The taking up or assimilation of one substance by another.

    The substances may combine chemically, or the absorption may just correspond to a physical solubility.
    See Henry's law.