Chapter 17. Specific Physicochemical Mechanisms of Olfactory Stimulation

  1. G. E. W. Wolstenholme and
  2. Julie Knight
  1. R. H. Wright1 and
  2. R. E. Burgess2

Published Online: 27 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470715369.ch17

Ciba Foundation Symposium - Taste and Smell in Vertebrates

Ciba Foundation Symposium - Taste and Smell in Vertebrates

How to Cite

Wright, R. H. and Burgess, R. E. (1970) Specific Physicochemical Mechanisms of Olfactory Stimulation, in Ciba Foundation Symposium - Taste and Smell in Vertebrates (eds G. E. W. Wolstenholme and J. Knight), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470715369.ch17

Author Information

  1. 1

    British Columbia Research Council;

  2. 2

    Departmerit of Physics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1970

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780700014545

Online ISBN: 9780470715369

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Keywords:

  • olfactory stimulation;
  • odorous material;
  • stimulus qualities;
  • odour sensation;
  • vibratory frequency

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Transport of Molecules

  • Electrical Dipole of the Molecule

  • Molecular Vibration

  • Interacting Dipoles

  • Limiting Osmic Frequencies

  • Thermodynamic Considerations

  • Discussion

  • Summary

  • References

  • Appendix

  • Discussion

  • References