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pole piece

noun, Electricity
a piece of magnetic material at a pole of a permanent magnet or of an electromagnet, shaped to control the magnetic flux distribution in the vicinity of the pole.
1880-85 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for pole piece
  • The lower pole piece can be seen in position in the middle of the magnet.
  • The six racetrack coils are wound around a pole piece made of iron in the center and aluminum at each end.
  • WD is the distance between the sample surface and the lower surface of the pole piece.
British Dictionary definitions for pole piece

pole piece

(electrical engineering) a piece of ferromagnetic material forming an extension of the magnetic circuit in an electric motor, etc, used to concentrate the magnetic field where it will be most effective
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