intermittency effect

intermittency effect

[‚in·tər′mit·ən·sē i‚fekt]
(graphic arts)
A reduction in the density of a photographic film when the exposing light is interrupted at a very high frequency, even though the total light exposure is held constant.
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The intermittency effects observed are probably caused by (i) diffusion of solutes into pores with zero flux between drainage events, thus capturing it from leaching during subsequent flow events, or (ii) hysteresis.