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Faraday cage

n.
A container made of a conductor, such as wire mesh or the metal frame of an aircraft, forming an equipotential shield around what it encloses and protecting it from external electric fields. Also called Faraday shield.

[After Michael Faraday, who constructed one in 1836.]

Faraday cage

n
(Electronics) an earthed conducting cage or container used to protect electrical equipment against electric fields
[C20: named after Michael Faraday]
Translations
cage de Faraday

Faraday cage

n (Phys) → faradayscher Käfig
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The concept dates back to scientist Michael Faraday's invention from back in 1830, on whom the Faraday cage is named.
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