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Meaning of "mean free path" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MEAN FREE PATH

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MEAN FREE PATH

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Mean free path is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MEAN FREE PATH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Mean free path

In physics, the mean free path is the average distance travelled by a moving particle between successive impacts, which modify its direction or energy or other particle properties.

Definition of mean free path in the English dictionary

The definition of mean free path in the dictionary is the average distance travelled by a particle, atom, etc, between collisions.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MEAN FREE PATH

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WORDS THAT END LIKE MEAN FREE PATH

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Synonyms and antonyms of mean free path in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «mean free path» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MEAN FREE PATH

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Translator English - Chinese

平均自由路径
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

camino libre medio
570 millions of speakers

English

mean free path
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मुफ्त पथ मतलब
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

يعني المسار الحر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

длина свободного пробега
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

livre caminho médio
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গড় মুক্ত পথ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

libre parcours moyen
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bermakna laluan percuma
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

mittlere freie Weglänge
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

平均自由行程
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

평균 자유 경로
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tegese path gratis
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

quãng đường tự do
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இலவச பாதை அர்த்தம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

म्हणजे मुक्त मार्ग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ortalama serbest yol
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

libero cammino medio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

średnia droga swobodna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

довжина вільного пробігу
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

înseamnă cale liberă
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

μέση ελεύθερη διαδρομή
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Gemiddelde vrye pad
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

fria medelväg
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

bety fri bane
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MEAN FREE PATH»

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MEAN FREE PATH»

Discover the use of mean free path in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to mean free path and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Mean Free Path
National Book Award finalist's third volume is layered with quick changes, false starts, and continuous reorientation
Ben Lerner, 2013
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Photoelectron Spectroscopy: Principles and Applications
Since the dielectric function is specific to the material under study, one sees that, in principle, the mean free path is a characteristic property of each material. Notice that for insulators and semiconductors the loss function Im{ -1/e} is large only ...
Stefan Hüfner, 2003
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Principles of Heat Transfer
The average distance traveled between these molecular collisions is called the mean-free path Ani .* For liquids and solids, conduction occurs between adjacent molecules by propagation of the quantized lattice-vibrational waves (called ...
Massoud Kaviany, 2002
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Matter and Interactions
Mean Free Path 517 perfume. On average, how far does this molecule go before it runs into a molecule of the gas? The average distance between collisions is called the “mean free path.” It plays an important role in many phenomena, ...
Ruth W. Chabay, Bruce A. Sherwood, 2011
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The Kinetic Theory of Gases
Values for the second factor may be found in tables.3 Starting with the assumption of a free path varying with the speed as deduced above, Tait calculated a new mean free path. Tait's calculation of the mean free path differs from that of ...
Leonard B. Loeb, 2004
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Slow Rarefied Flows: Theory and Application to ...
Before ending this chapter we briefly discuss the concept of mean free path. The mean free path is the average distance covered by a molecule, i.e., (to simplify) a hard sphere whose diameter we shall denote by σ, between two subsequent ...
Carlo Cercignani, 2006
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Surface Analysis Methods in Materials Science
1.5.1 Electron Inelastic Mean Free Paths The inelastic mean free path (IMFP or A) of an electron travelling within a solid can be defined as the mean distance it traverses before undergoing an inelastic event, i.e. some interaction whereby it ...
John O'Connor, Brett A. Sexton, Roger S.C. Smart, 2003
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Transport in Nanostructures
Much-needed update on experimental research into mesoscopic devices for graduate students and researchers in mesoscopic physics, nanoelectronics, and semiconductor nanostructures.
David K. Ferry, Stephen M. Goodnick, Jonathan Bird, 2009
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Quantum-Classical Analogies
The coherent part of the beam loses its energy after one mean free path, but this energy is used for scattering in other directions; conservation of energy is guaranteed during elastic scattering. After a scattering event the scattered wave acts as ...
Daniela Dragoman, Mircea Dragoman, 2004
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Plasma Physics: Confinement, Transport and Collective Effects
4 in Part I. A key element is the mean free path of the particles which is about XDD = 104 m for deuterons and electrons at a temperature of 15keV and a density of 2.5 x 1020m-3. These numbers are computed on the basis of Coulomb  ...
Andreas Dinklage, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MEAN FREE PATH»

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Boeing's fusion-fission hybrid propulsion patent is weak compared …
... temperature as to make the ion-ion collision mean free path much shorter than the length. Under these conditions, the plasma behaves much ... «Next Big Future, Jul 15»
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Going all out for neutrino research
The mean free path for iron, or the average distance a neutrino will travel in say an iron rod, before interacting with an atom, is about 1 light year ... «The Hindu, Jun 15»
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Spectroscopy Tool Measures Distance Between Phonon Collisions
In their experiment, the researchers measured heat carriers' “mean free path” distribution in a material. In semiconductors and dielectrics, heat ... «Novus Light Technologies Today, Jun 15»
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Table-top spectroscopy technique tracks phonons
"Extracting the mean free path of phonons normally relies on techniques such as inelastic neutron scattering on single crystals, which requires ... «physicsworld.com, Jun 15»
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Benchtop Tool Measures Heat Production in Microelectronics
As the mean free path can vary from phonon to phonon in a given material — from several nanometers to microns — the material exhibits a ... «I-Connect007, Jun 15»
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A new tool measures the distance between phonon collisions:
Chen and his colleagues came to their conclusion after devising an experiment to measure heat carriers' "mean free path" distribution in a ... «Nanotechnology News, Jun 15»
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Your questions answered: Large Hadron Collider restart
... practically unperturbed over very long distances even in dense media such as the Earth (mean free path of more than 109km) or the Sun. «The Engineer, Jun 15»
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Analysis of EELS and EFTEM Systems Using an In-Situ TEM Liquid …
... signals when the ratio of liquid/sample thickness and inelastic mean free path (t/λ) of the electron in the sample is less than a threshold value. «AZoNano.com, Apr 15»
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Reducing Wire Bond Failures Using Plasma Clean
... higher pressures (250 -2000mT) whereas sputtering plasmas function at low pressures (150 - 250mT) in order to increase the mean free path ... «Azom.com, Apr 15»
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And unquiet flows the entropy
... wavelength and the mean free path of electrons. Electrons transmit charge depending on their momentum and the average distance between ... «OUPblog, Mar 15»

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