Faraday-rotation definition

(physics) An interaction between a polarized electromagnetic pulse, such as a beam of light, and a magnetic field, in which the plane of polarization is rotated in proportion to the intensity of the component of the magnetic field in the direction of travel of the pulse.
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Noun

Singular:
faraday-rotation
Plural:
faraday-rotations

Origin of faraday-rotation

  • From Michael Faraday, who first described the effect.

    From Wiktionary