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magnetic bottle

Physics. a magnetic field so shaped that it can confine a plasma: used in a proposed design for fusion reactors.
Origin of magnetic bottle
1955-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But before break-even could be achieved, unexpected instabilities set in, causing the magnetic bottle to spring leaks.
  • In addition, the detector could be placed inside a magnetic bottle to screen out magnetic noise.
British Dictionary definitions for magnetic bottle

magnetic bottle

a configuration of magnetic fields for containing plasma
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