Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Brownian Movement

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1626

n A continuous agitation of particles in a colloidal solution caused by unbalanced impacts with molecules of the surrounding medium. The motion may be observed with a microscope when a strong beam of light is caused to traverse the solution across the line of sight. (Whitten KW, Davis RE, Davis E, Peck LM, Stanley GG (1994) General chemistry, Brookes/Cole, New York).

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA