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Atomization refers to breaking bonds in some substance to obtain its constituent atoms in gas phase. By extension, it also means separating something into fine particles, for example: process of breaking bulk liquids into small droplets.

Atomization may also refer to:

Science and technology[edit]

  • The making of an aerosol, which is a colloidal suspension of fine solid particles or liquid droplets in a gas
  • An apparatus using an atomizer nozzle
  • Sprays, mists, fogs, clouds, dust clouds and smoke, which appear to be atomized
  • A nebulizer, which is a device used to administer medication in the form of a mist inhaled into the lungs
  • An electronic cigarette atomizer is a component which employs a heating element to vaporize a flavored solution, that may or may not contain nicotine, for inhalation into the lungs
  • The conversion of a vaporized sample into atomic components in atomic spectroscopy


The arts[edit]


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