microwave spectroscopy

noun Physics.

the determination of those frequencies of the microwave spectrum that are selectively absorbed by certain materials, providing information about atomic, molecular, and crystalline structure.

Nearby words

  1. microwave,
  2. microwave background,
  3. microwave communication,
  4. microwave detector,
  5. microwave oven,
  6. microwave spectrum,
  7. microwaveable,
  8. microwaves,
  9. microwriter,
  10. microxyphil

Related formsmicrowave spectroscope, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for microwave spectroscopy

microwave spectroscopy


a type of spectroscopy in which information is obtained on the structure and chemical bonding of molecules and crystals by measurements of the wavelengths of microwaves emitted or absorbed by the sample
Derived Formsmicrowave spectroscope, noun

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