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An instrument used to detect, measure, and determine the direction of small electric currents by means of mechanical effects produced by a current-carrying coil in a magnetic field.

gal′va·no·met′ric (-nō-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
gal′va·nom′e·try n.
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Tenders invited for Digital galvanometric scan head
2, a scheme of the laser cleaning process is illustrated: a focalized laser beam, moved through two galvanometric mirrors, is used to machine a solid bulk, following one or more time predetermined patterns (typically made of parallel lines).
Galvanometric scan mirrors give flexible control of the lasers, enabling directional programming in a point-and-click manner, a predefined pattern or a random point selection order.