Definition of self-diffusion in English:

self-diffusion

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[mass noun] Chemistry
  • The migration of constituent atoms or molecules within the bulk of a substance, especially in a crystalline solid.
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    • 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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