Definition of self-diffusion in English:

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self-diffusion

noun

Chemistry
The migration of constituent atoms or molecules within the bulk of a substance, especially in a crystalline solid.
Example sentences
  • Supported lipid monolayers were analyzed in terms of the lateral self-diffusion of lipid molecules as a function of relative humidity.
  • Changes in membrane electrostatics, lateral heterogeneities, and binding of solutes influence the lipid self-diffusion.
  • We present a method to study water-swollen biological porous structures using NMR to determine the amount and self-diffusion of water within the porous objects.

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Syllabification: self-dif·fu·sion

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