Helmholtz coil

noun
Helm·​holtz coil | \ ˈhel|mˌhōlts, ˈheu̇| \

Definition of Helmholtz 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

History and Etymology for Helmholtz coil

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 1 Oct. 2022.

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