Term: | Relaxation time |

Definition: |
The characteristic length of time that is required for a system undergoing relaxation to move to its equilibrium state. If the system follows an exponential law G = G_0 exp(-t / τ), the relaxation time is the time required for G to obtain the fraction 1/e of its initial value G_0. |

Created 2023.04.16

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