Helmholtz coil


Helm·​holtz coil
: one of two equal parallel coaxial circular coils in series that are separated from each other by a distance equal to the radius of one coil for producing an approximately uniform magnetic field in the space between the coils

Word History


after Hermann L.F. von Helmholtz †1894 German physicist

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“Helmholtz coil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Helmholtz%20coil. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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