Lorentz number

Lorentz number

[′lȯr‚ens ‚nəm·bər]
(plasma physics)
The ratio of the velocity of a fluid to the velocity of light. Symbolized NLo .
(solid-state physics)
The thermal conductivity of a metal divided by the product of its temperature and its electrical conductivity, according to the Wiedemann-Franz law.
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