unactivated adsorption process

If the temperature coefficient of the rate of adsorption is very small, the adsorption process is said to be unactivated (i.e. to have a negligible activation energy). In this case the sticking coefficient at low coverages may be near unity particularly for smaller molecules.
PAC, 1976, 46, 71. 'Manual of Symbols and Terminology for Physicochemical Quantities and Units - Appendix II. Definitions, Terminology and Symbols in Colloid and Surface Chemistry. Part II: Heterogeneous Catalysis' on page 79 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac197646010071)