Encyclopedia of Agrophysics

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan Gliński, Józef Horabik, Jerzy Lipiec

Adsorption Energy and Surface Heterogeneity in Soils

  • Zofia Sokołowska
  • Stefan Sokołowski
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-3585-1_264


The potential energy of interaction of a single adsorbate molecule with a solid adsorbent can be described by the function \( U(R) \)
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zofia Sokołowska
    • 1
  • Stefan Sokołowski
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Agrophysics, Polish Academy of SciencesLublinPoland
  2. 2.Department for the Modeling of Physico-Chemical ProcessesMCS UniversityLublinPoland