The tridimensional region, extending from the free surface of a condensed phase towards the interior, where the properties differ from the bulk. The term @S06154@ may also be used in this sense.
Source: PAC, 1983, 55, 1251. (Interphases in systems of conducting phases (Provisional)) on page 1253 [Terms] [Paper]
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