## local efficiency of atomization, $$\varepsilon_{\text{a}}$$

in flame spectrometry
https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.L03602
The @S06075@ of atomized component in the component consumed. The efficiency of atomization is measured in a given part of the flame, usually the observation space; $$\varepsilon_{\text{a}} = \varepsilon_{\text{n}}\ \chi _{\text{s}}\ \chi _{\text{v}}\ \chi _{\text{a}}$$. The signal is a function of the product $$q_{\text{v}}\ \varepsilon_{\text{a}}$$, but $$\varepsilon_{\text{a}}$$ is also a function of $$q_{\text{v}}$$, usually decreasing at high volume rates.
Sources:
Orange Book, 2nd ed., p. 169 [Terms]
PAC, 1986, 58, 1737. (Quantities and units in clinical chemistry: Nebulizer and flame properties in flame emission and absorption spectrometry (Recommendations 1986)) on page 1741 [Terms] [Paper]