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magnetic mirror

noun, Physics.
1.
a region in a magnetic bottle where the magnetic field increases abruptly, causing charged particles that enter it to be reflected.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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  • The region of enhanced magnetic field is referred to as a mirror field or magnetic mirror.
British Dictionary definitions for magnetic mirror

magnetic mirror

noun
1.
(physics) a configuration of magnetic fields used to confine charged particles, as in a magnetic bottle
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Encyclopedia Article for magnetic mirror

static magnetic field that, within a localized region, has a shape such that approaching charged particles are repelled back along their path of approach

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