Faraday Cage Definition

A container made of a conductor, such as wire mesh or the metal frame of an aircraft, forming an equipotential shield around what it encloses and protecting it from external electric fields.
American Heritage

Any conductive surrounding, idealized or practical, used to interrupt the transmission of electromagnetic energy or electrostatic discharge across it.


Origin of Faraday Cage

  • After Michael Faraday who constructed one in 1836

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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