Barkhausen effect

[ bahrk-hou-zuhn, bahr-kou- ]
/ ˈbɑrkˌhaʊ zən, ˈbɑrˌkaʊ- /

noun Physics.

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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British Dictionary definitions for Barkhausen effect

Barkhausen effect
/ (German ˈbarkhaʊzən) /

noun

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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