magnetic lens


noun

Physics. an electron lens using magnetic fields for focusing an electron beam.

Origin of magnetic lens

First recorded in 1915–20
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British Dictionary definitions for magnetic lens

magnetic lens


noun

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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