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matrix isolation

Line breaks: ma¦trix iso|la¦tion

Definition of matrix isolation in English:

noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
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.
Example sentences
  • 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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