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  1. Time of flight

    Time of flight (ToF) is the measurement of the time taken by an object, particle or wave (be it acoustic, electromagnetic, etc.) to travel a distance through a medium. This information can then be used to measure velocity or path length, or as a way to learn about the particle or medium's properties (such as composition or flow rate). The traveling object may be detected directly (direct time of flight, dToF, e.g., via an ion detector in mass spectrometry) or indirectly (indirect time of flight, iToF, e.g., by light scattered from an object in laser doppler velocimetry).

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  1. Time of flight

    Time of flight describes a variety of methods that measure the time that it takes for an object, particle or acoustic, electromagnetic or other wave to travel a distance through a medium. This measurement can be used for a time standard, as a way to measure velocity or path length through a given medium, or as a way to learn about the particle or medium. The traveling object may be detected directly or indirectly. ⁕In electronics, the TOF method is used to estimate the electron mobility. Originally, it was designed for measurement of low-conductive thin films, later adjusted for common semiconductors. This experimental technique is used for metal-dielectric-metal structures as well as organic field-effect transitors. The excess charges are generated by application of the laser or voltage pulse. ⁕In time-of-flight mass spectrometry, ions are accelerated by an electrical field to the same kinetic energy with the velocity of the ion depending on the mass-to-charge ratio. Thus the time-of-flight is used to measure velocity, from which the mass-to-charge ratio can be determined. The time-of-flight of electrons is used to measure their kinetic energy.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. time of flight

    In artillery, mortar, and naval gunfire support, the time in seconds from the instant a weapon is fired, launched, or released from the delivery vehicle or weapons system to the instant it strikes or detonates.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. time of flight

    In gunnery, the flight of a shot or shell is the time during which it is passing through the air from the piece to the first graze.

  2. time of flight

    See Flight.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of time of flight in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of time of flight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4


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