microchemistry

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

micro- +‎ chemistry

Noun[edit]

microchemistry (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry) Chemical techniques for preparing, handling, and analyzing small quantities of chemical compounds, especially masses less than a milligram.
  2. (chemistry) Chemical processes that take place in very small regions, such as on the grain boundaries of a metal

Quotations[edit]

  • 1965 Journal of Colloid Science
    Microchemistry during the past 30 years has been developing at an ever-increasing rate, yet many chemists using microchemical methods have had little or no training in microchemistry
  • 2000 Annual Progress Report: Fuels for Advanced CIDI Engines and Fuel Cells
    Electron microscope characterization of particulate matter can be a valuable tool in understanding the microchemistry, morphology and microstructure at an atomic level.

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