sedimentation potential difference (sedimentation potential)

Synonym: Dorn effect
The potential difference \(E_{\mathrm{sed}}\) or \(E\) at zero current caused by the @[email protected] of particles in the field of gravity or in a centrifuge, between two identical electrodes at different levels (or at different distances from the centre of rotation). \(E\) is positive if the lower (peripheral) electrode is negative. This is also called the Dorn 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 620 [Terms] [Paper]