polarizability

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polarizability

(ˌpəʊləˌraɪzəˈbɪlɪtɪ) or

polarisability

n
(General Physics) physics chem the tendency of an atom's electron cloud to be distorted from its normal shape by an external electric field
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Besides the mean polarizability (<[alpha]>) and polarizability anisotropies ([alpha]1, [alpha]2, and [alpha]3), we also evaluated the polarizability exaltation index ([GAMMA]), which is determined as [GAMMA] = [alpha](mol) - [summation]i<[alpha]>i, where [alpha](mol) is the mean polarizability of a molecule and [[summation].sub.i][<[alpha]>.sub.i] is the summation of the atomic polarizability of the atoms which constitute the molecule.
Various physicochemical properties such as atomic mass, partial atomic charges, and atomic polarizability were considered to present high flexibility of a molecule.