Langevin ion-recombination theory

Langevin ion-recombination theory

[länzh·van ¦ī‚än rē‚käm·bə′nā·shən ‚thē·ə·rē]
(electronics)
A theory predicting the rate of recombination of negative with positive ions in an ionized gas on the assumption that ions of opposite sign approach one another under the influence of mutual attraction, and that their relative velocities are determined by ion mobilities; applicable at high pressures, above 1 or 2 atmospheres.