molecular adhesion

molecular adhesion

[mə′lek·yə·lər ad′hē·zhən]
(physical chemistry)
A particular manifestation of intermolecular forces which causes solids or liquids to adhere to each other; usually used with reference to adhesion of two different materials, in contrast to cohesion.
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Thermal Molecular Adhesion Turbine, or TMAT, is a small but powerful turbine which converts low pressure saturated steam into electricity by using thermal power from steam.
The second stage of this device consists of a container of liquid (non flammable) that changes its state from liquid to a gas by molecular adhesion.
Investigations concentrate on gaining a better understanding in the areas of protein and protein-surface-interaction, while taking into account the resulting molecular adhesion mechanisms.

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