mechanical entrapment

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.M03800
  1. The process of random incorporation of comparatively small quantities of other phases (e.g. water, dust, particles, etc.) in the bulk of a precipitate during its formation.
  2. The deliberate @C00796@ of small quantities of such phases by the deliberate addition of solids to a liquid phase. (The term inclusion is not recommended).
Source:
Orange Book,2nd ed., p. 85 [Terms]