Definition of interfacial in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)ərˈfāSH(ə)l/


1Included between two faces of a crystal or other solid.
Example sentences
  • The alcohol molecules replace the interfacial water molecules.
  • The study of water crystallization and melting in the Lanreotide acetate samples showed the existence of three different water states: bulk water, interfacial water, and nonfreezing water.
  • The lines represent the free energy of the interfacial water between the faces of adjacent quarterspheres.
2Relating to or forming a common boundary between two portions of matter or space.
Example sentences
  • Once a nucleus of the new phase exceeds a critical size, movement of constituents across the interfacial boundary commonly increases any one dimension at a constant rate.
  • Of particular interest in these studies has been the ability to map singlet oxygen diffusion across an interfacial boundary into a different phase-separated domain.
  • The present study tests the possibilities that the proteins might promote adsorption either by producing a more fluid bilayer or by creating interfacial boundaries.

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Syllabification: in·ter·fa·cial

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