imbibition


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imbibition

[‚im·bə′bish·ən]
(physical chemistry)
Absorption of liquid by a solid or a semisolid material.
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All the existing scaling laws, considered in this study, for spontaneous imbibition scale the experimental data for the same rock type satisfactorily, but with different values for dimensionless time.
Improved germination and modified imbibition of shrunken-2 sweet corn by seed disinfection and solid matrix priming.
Sorghum halepens allelochemicals did not affect imbibition, the first phase of germination.
Thus the subject of the work was the investigation of an effectivess of emulsions imbibition by the synthetic fibers and analysis of the dependence of such parameter as mass of absorbed substance on the time function.
Imbibition is a strictly physical process, and depends on the difference in water potential between the seed and its environment, the protein, lipid and starch composition of the seed, and the permeability of the seed coat (Nelson, 2004).
Terry Engelder, Letter, Capillary Tension and Imbibition Sequester Frack
It has been proposed that within a seed population some seeds can be only morphologically dormant and embryos grow immediately upon seed imbibition while others are morphophysiologically dormant (Adams et al.
An early response of water imbibition in uteri is mediated through ERB; ER[alpha] knockout ([alpha]ERKO) mice show no water imbibition and no increase in uterine weight after 17[beta]-estradiol ([E.
Initially they gained weight, apparently due to imbibition of water and organic matter (their excreta initially was dark), but soon displayed a steady loss of weight.
The spontaneous imbibition of liquid into dry porous media--wicking--is here taken as a problem to be addressed in the processing of textiles, food, composites, and other materials.