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diffusion layer thickness

Defined by the equation:
δ = D k d = n F D c A l i
where D is the diffusion coefficient, k d is the heterogeneous diffusion rate constant, F is the Faraday constant, c is the concentration, A is the geometric area of the electrode, l i is the limiting current and n is the charge number of the cell reaction.
PAC, 1974, 37, 499 (Electrochemical nomenclature) on page 513
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: http://goldbook.iupac.org (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8. doi:10.1351/goldbook.
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