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effective theoretical plate number

of a chromatographic column
A number indicative of column performance when resolution is taken into account:
N = 16 R s 2 ( 1 − α ) 2
where R s is the peak resolution and α is the separation factor.
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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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