Soret Effect

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Soret effect

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(physics)
Thermal diffusion in liquids.

Soret Effect

 

(also thermodiffusion), the diffusion of material in an unevenly heated mixture of gases or a solution caused by the presence of a temperature gradient in the system. The effect is named for the Swiss scientist J. Soret, who was the first to study thermodiffusion (1879).