Helmholtz coil

noun

Helm·​holtz coil
ˈhel|mˌhōlts,
ˈheu̇|
: 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

Etymology

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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