mass-transfer rate

mass-transfer rate

[¦mas ′tranz·fər ‚rāt]
(physics)
The measurement of the movement of matter as a function of time.
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If the donor starts mass transfer too long after the TAMS, the mass-transfer rate will be high and the orbit will diverge.
But the low solubility, low mass-transfer rate and the safety issues surrounding hydrogen limit the efficiency and scalability of such processes.
14) with a low mass-transfer rate, although they could not rule out outbursts.
where [Alpha] is the first-order mass-transfer rate coefficient.
In addition, modelling DIL via the mobile--immobile convection--dispersion equation requires that the first-order mass-transfer rate coefficient, [Alpha], increases as the number of leaching cycles increases.
When he is not working on thermodynamic or mass-transfer rate calculations on the computer, he may be found in the family minivan driving his children to their West Edmonton elementary school.
These outbursts are probably caused by increases in the mass-transfer rate from the red giant to the white dwarf.
Such nuclear flare-ups could swell the star and increase the mass-transfer rate, thus brightening the hot dwarf or its accretion disk.