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Published June 1989 | public
Journal Article

A note on mass, momentum, and energy accommodation coefficients


Ambiguity frequently arises in defining sticking probability (condensation coefficients) and accommodation coefficients of mass, momentum, and energy. In this note, we draw a clear distinction among these various parameters that are used to describe the results of collisional processes between molecules and surfaces.

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This work was supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant ATM-8503103.

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