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Language:enStatus: Standard
Term: mean free path
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Definition: average distance that particles of a given type travel between specific interactions in a given medium

Note 1 to entry: The mean free path may be specified for all interactions, i.e., total mean free path, or for particular types of interaction such as scattering, capture, or ionization.

Note 2 to entry: The mean free path is the reciprocal of the macroscopic cross-section.

Note 3 to entry: This entry was numbered 393-14-86 in IEC 60050-393:2003.


Publication date:2014-03
Source:IEC 60050-881:1983, 881-04-40, modified; ISO 921:1997, definition 724, modified
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