Alfvén wave

noun
  1. a type of oscillation of plasma particles, consisting of transverse waves propagating along the magnetic field lines in a plasma.

Origin of Alfvén wave

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British Dictionary definitions for alfven wave

Alfvén wave

noun
  1. a generally transverse magnetohydrodynamic wave that is propagated in a plasma

Word Origin for Alfvén wave

C20: after Hannes Olaf Gösta Alfvén (1908–95), Swedish physicist
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