IEVref: 395-01-44 ID: Language: en Status: Standard Term: mean free path Synonym1: Synonym2: Synonym3: Symbol: 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 Replaces: Internal notes: CO remarks: TC/SC remarks: VT remarks: Domain1: Domain2: Domain3: Domain4: Domain5: