Faraday cage(redirected from Electrostatic shielding)
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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.]
(Electronics) an earthed conducting cage or container used to protect electrical equipment against electric fields
[C20: named after Michael Faraday]