fluence

noun flu·ence \ ˈflüən(t)s \

Definition of fluence

plural -s
1 :the number of particles (such as photons or neutrons) incident on a sphere divided by the cross-sectional area of the sphere :the total number of particles per unit area with which a material is irradiated
  • particle fluence
2 :the sum of the energies of the particles of a fluence :the energy per unit area contained in the particles with which a material is irradiated
  • energy fluence

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Origin and Etymology of fluence

Latin fluere to flow + English -ence


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