magnetic mirror

noun Physics.

a region in a magnetic bottle where the magnetic field increases abruptly, causing charged particles that enter it to be reflected.

Origin of magnetic mirror

First recorded in 1890–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for magnetic mirror

magnetic mirror


physics a configuration of magnetic fields used to confine charged particles, as in a magnetic bottle
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