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magnetic lens

Physics. an electron lens using magnetic fields for focusing an electron beam.
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First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
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  • Some of them pass through a thin metal window in the vacuum-tank wall and are focused by a magnetic lens into a beam.

    LRL Accelerators Lawrence Radiation Laboratory
British Dictionary definitions for magnetic lens

magnetic lens

a set of magnets, esp electromagnets, used to focus or defocus a beam of charged particles in an electron microscope, particle accelerator, or similar device
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