attachment coefficient

attachment coefficient

[ə′tach·mənt ‚kō·ə‚fish·ənt]
(electronics)
The probability that an electron drifting through a gas under the influence of a uniform electric field will undergo electron attachment in a unit distance of drift.
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The classification is based on electron-neutron interactions--that is, collision cross sections, drift and diffusion parameters, ionization and attachment coefficients, and attachment reactions and rates.