effective theoretical plate number

of a chromatographic column
https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.E01898
A number indicative of column performance when resolution is taken into account: \[N=\frac{16\ R_{\text{s}}^{2}}{(1- \alpha )^{2}}\] where \(R_{\text{s}}\) is the @[email protected] and \(\alpha \) is the @[email protected]
See also:
plate number (in chromatography)
Source:
Orange Book, 2nd ed., p. 108 [Terms] [Book]