Surface phenomenon


Surface phenomenon

A Surface phenomenon is a phenomenon that take place on or near the surface of a substance or phase. In most cases, the special properties of a surface cause these unique phenomena.

There are two important surface related phenomena: Electrokinetic phenomena and Electroacoustic phenomena. They are both associated with surface structure of Double Layer (interfacial)


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • surface phenomenon — paviršinis reiškinys statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. surface phenomenon vok. Oberflächenerscheinung, f rus. поверхностное явление, n pranc. phénomène de surface, m; phénomène superficiel, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Surface second harmonic generation — is a method for probing interfaces in atomic and molecular systems. In second harmonic generation (SHG), the light frequency is doubled, essentially converting two photons of the original beam of energy E into a single photon of energy 2 E as it… …   Wikipedia

  • Surface tension — For the work of fiction, see Surface Tension (short story). Surface tension is a property of the surface of a liquid that causes it to behave as an elastic sheet. It allows insects, such as the water strider (pond skater, UK), to walk on water.… …   Wikipedia

  • surface tension — Physics. the elasticlike force existing in the surface of a body, esp. a liquid, tending to minimize the area of the surface, caused by asymmetries in the intermolecular forces between surface molecules. [1875 80] * * * Property of a liquid… …   Universalium

  • surface tension — noun a phenomenon at the surface of a liquid caused by intermolecular forces (Freq. 4) • Hypernyms: ↑physical phenomenon • Hyponyms: ↑capillarity, ↑capillary action, ↑interfacial tension, ↑interfacial surface tension …   Useful english dictionary

  • surface photoelectric phenomenon — paviršinis fotoelektrinis reiškinys statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. surface photoeffect; surface photoelectric phenomenon vok. lichtelektrischer Oberflächeneffekt, m; Oberflächenphotoeffekt, m rus. поверхностное фотоэлектрическое… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Surface plasmon resonance — The excitation of surface plasmons by light is denoted as a surface plasmon resonance (SPR) for planar surfaces or localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) for nanometer sized metallic structures.This phenomenon is the basis of many standard… …   Wikipedia

  • surface photoelectric phenomenon — paviršinis fotoelektrinis reiškinys statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. surface photoeffect; surface photoelectric phenomenon vok. Oberflächenphotoeffekt, m rus. поверхностное фотоэлектрическое явление, n; поверхностный фотоэффект, m… …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • surface inversion — A meteorological phenomenon in which the temperature inversion commences at the surface of the earth or the sea. Surface inversions occur mostly at night and are caused by the cooling of the air near the surface by terrestrial radiation …   Aviation dictionary

  • surface photoeffect — paviršinis fotoelektrinis reiškinys statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. surface photoeffect; surface photoelectric phenomenon vok. lichtelektrischer Oberflächeneffekt, m; Oberflächenphotoeffekt, m rus. поверхностное фотоэлектрическое… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas