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Barkhausen effect

[bahrk-hou-zuh n, bahr-kou-] /ˈbɑrkˌhaʊ zən, ˈbɑrˌkaʊ-/
noun, Physics.
1.
the phenomenon of short, sudden changes in the magnetism of a ferromagnetic substance occurring when the intensity of the magnetizing field is continuously altered.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; named after H. Barkhausen (1881-1956), German physicist
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Barkhausen effect

/German ˈbarkhaʊzən/
noun
1.
the phenomenon that ferromagnetic material in an increasing magnetic field becomes magnetized in discrete jumps, discovered by Heinrich Georg Barkhausen (1881–1956)
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