drift velocity


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drift velocity

[′drift və′läs·əd·ē]
(solid-state physics)
The average velocity of a carrier that is moving under the influence of an electric field in a semiconductor, conductor, or electron tube.
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AB] and Sh are soot mass concentration, thermophoretic drift velocity, particle diffusion coefficient, and Sherwood number respectively.
Researchers investigate bubbling behavior in a waste glass melter, the aerodynamic response of 2D circular segments, the drift velocity of two-phase slug flow in a vertical pipe, and pipe vibrations in gas pressure reducing stations.
Adding up the thermophoretic drift velocity and diffusion rate gives the total particle deposition rate to the wall in each segment.
Electron drift velocity in a wire is proportional to the vector electric field [E.
The equation (2) describes a relation between the gas velocity and the mixture velocity using the drift velocity [u.
The devices are said to display superior performance properties compared to silicon (Si) or gallium arsenide (GaAs) die, comprising higher breakdown voltage, higher saturated electron drift velocity, higher thermal conductivity, and higher efficiency.
Drift velocity, saturation points, low and high magnetic field filling factors: all these are well illustrated both by discussion and through visual examples and formulas.
The angle determined between the surface wind stress and the surface drift velocity differs in general from the angle obtained by the classical Ekman solution (Cushman-Roisin 1994).
K](J), angle attack of keel [epsilon](K), drift velocity V(P), sail height [H.
After the three-hour exam, as students started trickling out of the examination halls, campuses were filled with a din of discussions and arguments on Drift Velocity and Wave Optics.