absorptivity

(redirected from Beer-Lambert law)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

ab·sorp·tion

 (əb-zôrp′shən, -sôrp′-)
n.
1. The act or process of absorbing or the condition of being absorbed.
2. A state of mental concentration.

[Latin absorptiō, absorptiōn-, from absorptus, past participle of absorbēre, to absorb; see absorb.]

ab·sorp′tive (-tĭv) adj.
ab′sorp·tiv′i·ty n.

absorptivity

(ˌæbsɔːpˈtɪvɪtɪ; -zɔːp-)
n
(General Physics) physics a measure of the ability of a material to absorb radiation, equal to the internal absorptance of a homogeneous layer of the material under conditions in which the path of the radiation has unit length and the boundaries of the layer have no influence
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.absorptivity - (physics) the property of a body that determines the fraction of the incident radiation or sound flux absorbed or absorbable by the body
physical property - any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
References in periodicals archive ?
The tester adopts the ultraviolet ray absorption principle and is based on the Beer-Lambert law to inspect the ozone concentration without the use of chemicals.
The measured gas type, its absorption coefficient, and the gas concentration range all impact the amount of incident light on the thermopile detector, as dictated by the previously discussed Beer-Lambert law.
The Beer-Lambert law is applied to analyze concentrations of an absorbing species in solution.