dissipation constant

dissipation constant

[‚dis·ə′pā·shən ‚kän·stənt]
(geophysics)
In atmospheric electricity, a measure of the rate at which a given electrically charged object loses its charge to the surrounding air.
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Offered in five temperature ranges, their dissipation constant is 2 mW/[degrees]C in still air or 13 mW/[degrees]C in stirred oil, with a typical thermal time constant of 0.