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Barkhausen effect

[bahrk-hou-zuh n, bahr-kou-]
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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.
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Origin of Barkhausen effect

1955–60; named after H. Barkhausen (1881–1956), German physicist
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Barkhausen effect

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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