local thermodynamic equilibrium


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local thermodynamic equilibrium

(LTE) See thermodynamic equilibrium.
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However, this parameter only has physical meaning when the system is in local thermodynamic equilibrium [40].
For a system close to local thermodynamic equilibrium (LTE), [T.
The existence of local thermodynamic equilibrium in the plasma is also a relevant topic in this field, which requires the use of accurate measurements of the plasma parameters using different characterization methods.