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Greek Capital Small Use in this web-site
Alpha Α  

 

Alpha   α

Thermal expansivity (K-1)

Thermal diffusivity (m2 ˣ s-1)

Polarizability (F ˣ m2)

Evaporation coefficient

Beta Β    
Beta   β Compressibility (Pa -1 )
Gamma Γ  

Surface excess of component (mol ˣ m-2)

The Grüneisen parameter

Gamma   γ

Surface tension (N ˣ m-1)

Heat capacity ratio

1H gyromagnetic ratio

Delta Δ  

'the change between the start and end states'

Diffusion time (s)

Thickness (m)

Delta   δ 'a small change in'
Epsilon Ε    
Epsilon   ε

Dielectric permittivity (C2 ˣ J-1 ˣ m-1 )

Porosity

Zeta Ζ    
Zeta   ζ Zeta potential (V)
Eta Η    
Eta   η Dynamic viscosity (Pa ˣ s )
Theta Θ  

Quadrupole (C ˣ m2)

Theta   θ

Angle (°)

Contact angle (°)

Temperature (K)

Iota Ι    
Iota   ι A type of gelling carrageenan
Kappa Κ  

 

Kappa   κ

Electrolytic conductivity (S ˣ m-1)

Thermal conductivity (W ˣ m-1 ˣ K-1)

A type of gelling carrageenan

Lambda Λ  

 

Lambda   λ

Specific conductivity (S ˣ m2 ˣ mol-1)

Wavelength (m)

A type of gelling carrageenan

Mu Μ  

 

Mu   μ

Field strength (V ˣ m-1), micro- (10-6), Permeability (N ˣ A-2)

Chemical potential (J ˣ mol-1 )

Dipole moment (C ˣ m)

Nu Ν    
Nu   ν

Frequency (Hz)

Kinematic viscosity (m2 ˣ s-1)

Xi Ξ    
Xi   ξ Hydrodynamic radius (m)
Omicron Ο ο  
Pi Π  

Osmotic pressure (Pa)

Product sign

Pi   π

The irrational number, 3.141 592 653 589 793 . . . .

Polarity/dipolarity

Rho Ρ    
Rho   ρ

Mass density (kg ˣ m-3)

Resistivity (Ω ˣ m)

Sigma Σ   Summation of
Sigma   σ

Electrical conductivity (S ˣ m-1)

Standard deviation

Chemical shift

Osmotic reflection coefficient

Surface charge density (C ˣ m-2)

Tau Τ    
Tau   τ

Relaxation time (s)

Tortuosity

Upsilon Υ    
Upsilon   υ  
Phi Φ  

 

Phi   φ

Molecular force constants

Polysaccharide torsion angle H1C1OC4 or H1C1OC6

Concentration (kg ˣ m-3)

Osmotic coefficient

Fugacity coefficient

Chi Χ    
Chi   χ Potential
Psi Ψ  

Ellipsometric parameter

Osmotic potential

Psi   ψ

Polysaccharide torsion angle C1OC4H4 or C1OC6C5

Omega Ω  

Ohm

Octupole (C ˣ m3)

Omega   ω

Angular velocity (rad ˣ s-1)

Polysaccharide torsion angle OC6C5H5

 

 

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