## nominal linear flow, $$F$$

in chromatography
https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.N04177
The volumetric flowrate of the mobile phase divided by the area of the cross section of the column ($$\text{cm min}^{-1}$$) i.e. the linear flowrate in a part of the column not containing packing.
Source:
Orange Book,2nd ed., p. 102