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 @P04465@ and \(\alpha \) is the @S05614@.
See also:
plate number
Source:
Orange Book, 2nd ed., p. 108 [Terms]