adiabatic expansion


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

adiabatic expansion

[¦ad·ē·ə¦bad·ik ik′span·chən]
(thermodynamics)
Increase in volume without heat flow, in or out.
References in periodicals archive ?
In a vapor cycle system, the temperature is increased by adiabatic compression and decreases during adiabatic expansion.
While there must be a lifting source, such as daytime heating, frontal lifting or terrain (orthographic lifting), the common thread in all vertical development is adiabatic expansion and subsequent condensation.
Their topics include measuring ion mobility in a gas jet formed by adiabatic expansion, a cryogenic-temperature ion mobility mass spectrometer for improved ion mobility resolution, multiplexed ion mobility spectrometry and ion-mobility-mass spectrometry, metabolomics by ion mobility-mass spectrometry, profiling and imaging tissues, deciphering carbohydrate structures with applications in biological features related to carbohydrate chemistry and biology, and the conformational landscape of biomolecules.

Full browser ?