IUPAC > Gold Book > alphabetical index > R > rotational diffusion
icon

IndexesDownload


rotational diffusion

A process by which the equilibrium statistical distribution of the overall orientation of molecules or particles is maintained or restored. Rotational diffusion may be compared to translational diffusion through which the equilibrium statistical distribution of position in space is maintained or restored.
Source:
Interactive Link Maps
First LevelSecond LevelThird Level
GraphGraphGraph
Cite as:
IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: http://goldbook.iupac.org (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8. doi:10.1351/goldbook.
Last update: 2014-02-24; version: 2.3.3.
DOI of this term: doi:10.1351/goldbook.R05410.
Original PDF version: http://www.iupac.org/goldbook/R05410.pdf. The PDF version is out of date and is provided for reference purposes only. For some entries, the PDF version may be unavailable.
Current PDF version | Version for print | History of this term
picture