Debye relaxation time

Debye relaxation time

[də′bī ‚rē‚lak′sā·shən ‚tīm]
(physical chemistry)
According to the Debye-Hückel theory, the time required for the ionic atmosphere of a charge to reach equilibrium in a current-carrying electrolyte, during which time the motion of the charge is retarded.
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The characteristic Debye relaxation time [[tau].sub.D] can be obtained from the maximum of the loss peak in Eq.