sticking coefficient

in surface chemistry
The ratio of the rate of @A00155@ to the rate at which the @A00166@ strikes the total surface, i.e. covered and uncovered. It is usually a function of @S06165@, of temperature and of the details of the surface structure of the @A00153@.
PAC, 1976, 46, 71. (Manual of Symbols and Terminology for Physicochemical Quantities and Units - Appendix II. Definitions, Terminology and Symbols in Colloid and Surface Chemistry. Part II: Heterogeneous Catalysis) on page 78 [Terms] [Paper]