absorber meaning

Pronunciation:   "absorber" in a sentence
Noun: absorber  ub'sorbu(r) or ub'zorbu(r)
  1. (physics) material in a nuclear reactor that absorbs radiation

Derived forms: absorbers

See also: absorb

Type of: absorbent, absorbent material

Encyclopedia: Absorber


[Architecture]
1.

A device containing liquid for absorbing refrigerant vapor or other vapors.

2.

In an absorption system, that part of the low-pressure side of the system which is used for absorbing refrigerant vapor.

3.

That part of a solar collector whose primary function is to absorb radiant solar energy.

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  1. this is accomplished by means of neutron absorbers or moderators.
  2. hence a good absorber is a good emitter, and a poor absorber is a poor emitter.
  3. hence a good absorber is a good emitter, and a poor absorber is a poor emitter.
  4. quenching agents could be particularly effective in combination with ultraviolet absorbers.
  5. the first two of these characteristics can be improved by the judicious use of absorbers.

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