[ noun ] the amount of fluid that flows in a given time
Used in print(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)
Argon was also blown at low velocities ( mass flow_rate **f ) through a tube coaxial with the cathode as an additional precaution against contamination of the arc by air .
The lower_limit was determined by the fact that for smaller flow_rates the arc started to strike to the anode holder instead of to the porous graphite plug and that it became highly unstable .
For each mass flow_rate the arc voltage was measured .
They showed no marked dependence on the flow_rate within the accuracy of these measurements .(M. Yokoyama et al., "Chemical and serological...)
A flow_rate of 72 * * f was used and 12 ml fractions were collected .