magnetic flux


Definition of magnetic flux

: a measure of magnetic induction represented by lines of force

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Recent Examples on the Web If the spectral gap ever dropped below a critical value as scientists inserted more and more magnetic flux, QAC would happily allow the system to jump to a new, excited quantum state, leaving behind its low-energy past. Spyridon Michalakis, Scientific American, "How Scientists Solved One of the Greatest Open Questions in Quantum Physics," 1 Aug. 2020 Laughlin's original argument used this notion to mathematically model the quantum Hall effect as the adiabatic evolution of the electronic state of a quantum Hall system under the increase of a fictitious magnetic flux. Spyridon Michalakis, Scientific American, "How Scientists Solved One of the Greatest Open Questions in Quantum Physics," 1 Aug. 2020 This layer is made up of plasma, or free-floating electrons, and magnetic flux -- the measurement of a magnetic field force in a specific area. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Why does the sun get sunspots? Scientists may finally know," 20 Sep. 2019 Under the basics of Faraday's law, the wire's motion causes a change in magnetic flux, which creates a magnetic field—and thus a voltage—which then charges up the lithium battery. Eleanor Hildebrandt, Popular Mechanics, "Turns Out, Hand-Crank Chargers Don't Have to Be Ugly," 9 Nov. 2018 The change in timing was either the process of transferring momentum to the crust or the result of the vortex altering the magnetic flux lines of the neutron star. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Three years of staring lets scientists capture a neutron star “glitch”," 11 Apr. 2018 The ropes are better referred to as magnetic flux ropes, twisting magnetic fields that, when visualized, look a lot like rope. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "New Model Shows Just How Strong Solar Flares Could Get," 8 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of magnetic flux

1896, in the meaning defined above

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“Magnetic flux.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 May. 2021.

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