attempt frequency

attempt frequency

[ə′tempt ‚frē·kwən·sē]
(nuclear physics)
The frequency with which an alpha particle attempts to cross the Gamow barrier in the Gamow-Condon-Gurney theory.
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0] is an inverse attempt frequency, often assumed to be of the order of a typical phonon frequency and [E.
Moreover, thermal activation is a stochastic process and is therefore formulated in terms of the activation free energy (which is based on the physical nature of the rearrangement), the thermal energy and the attempt frequency.
o], the attempt frequency, is on the order of the Debye frequency; [Delta][F.