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self-absorption

Physics the process in which some of the radiation emitted by a material is absorbed by the material itself

self-absorption

See synchrotron emission.

self-absorption

[¦self əb¦sȯrp·shən]
(nucleonics)
Absorption of ionizing radiation by the material that emits the radiation, thus reducing the radiation level against which further shielding must be provided. Also known as self-shielding.
(spectroscopy)
Reduction of the intensity of the center of an emission line caused by selective absorption by the cooler portions of the source of radiation. Also known as self-reduction; self-reversal.
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The observed behavior is probably due to the fact that in plasma the ionized ions always recombine and come to a neutral state and are seldom available for self-absorption when concentration is very low.
"It may be slightly unsettling to imagine that there is a link between, say, the Fed's monetary policy today and Americans' self-absorption a generation or two later," says psychologist Daniel Ames of Columbia University.
Now if someone were to draw attention to themselves with something a tad more substantial, say replacing the New Veterans Charter with legislation that reflects our true obligations to our veterans instead of treating military anniversaries as opportunities for photo-ops, all that self-absorption might end up being worth something to the rest of Canada, or at least those who have sacrificed to defend it.
For the particle concentration of greater than 0.5 wt%, the efficiency decreases with the increasing particle concentration, because the increasing particle concentration results in greater self-absorption and scattering loss.
Her album Born This Way is a narcissistic exercise in self-absorption that never attempts to answer the core question elicited by the title: What it means to be authentically human.
At a time when we hear so much about the alleged decline of education standards, and the self-absorption of our youth, tremendous examples of what's right with both are found right here in Worcester.
"Self-absorption to be the carrier of the government's responsibility is being demonstrated in its most absurd form.
LADY Gaga'snew Born This Wayisan exercise in self-absorption never really attempts thecore questionelicited the title as to what means to be authentically human.
ROBERT H TENNENT Tanyclogwyn Terrace, Blaenau Ffestiniog SIR - Lady Gaga's new album Born This Way is a narcissistic exercise in self-absorption that never really attempts to answer the core question elicited by the title as to what it really means to be human.
Metatheatrically portraying performers who have decided to tackle a two-man version of Shakespeare's play, Bakker and Biesheuvel will explore the elements of competition, petty jealousy, self-absorption and political correctness that arise between them.
She describes the five most common types of uptight people and their general behaviors, characteristics, and attitudes; how patterns of intensity, anxiety, and self-absorption are displayed; how readers may be contributing to their own distress; and coping and self-development strategies to reduce or eliminate the negative effects of interacting with these high-stress people.
Lucy's typical teen self-absorption and her less typical sense of self-righteousness are at once comical and endearing, and they set her apart from other middle-grade literary protagonists.