molecular sieve effect
With respect to porous solids, the surface associated with pores communicating with the outside space may be called the @I03109@. Because the accessibility of ores may depend on the size of the fluid molecules, the extent of the @I03109@ may depend on the size of the molecules comprising the fluid, and may be different for the various components of a fluid mixture. This effect is known as the molecular sieve effect.
PAC, 1972, 31, 577. (Manual of Symbols and Terminology for Physicochemical Quantities and Units, Appendix II: Definitions, Terminology and Symbols in Colloid and Surface Chemistry) on page 585 [Terms] [Paper]