Faraday cage


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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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"With a Faraday cage you need some sort of case," said Mr Liddle.
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He told MPs: "I had a telephone call from technical services yesterday to confirm that my crackpot theory was in fact correct and that telephone signal is suffering because of that Faraday cage effect."
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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Traditionally, a faraday cage or expensive metal enclosures are erected to protect agains EMP.
Full marks to the chap in Brighton who has covered the walls of his bar in tin foil to create a Faraday cage to block mobile phone signals.
The outlet's proprietor Steve Tyler told Sky News that by using a Faraday cage, which prevents signals from coming in, he is enabling people to enjoy a night out without being interrupted by their phones.
THE COPPER ROOM An entire room of the Library is covered from floor to ceiling in copper and is called a Faraday Cage after Michael Faraday, the scientist who discovered the effects of electromagnetism.
While oscilloscopes have advanced in the reduction of external noise and interference, ESD immunity standards have loosened on the isolation requirements, with previous versions requiring the use of a faraday cage as analog and FFT scopes were more susceptible to outside noise.
This creates what is called a "Faraday cage" around the board to prevent unwanted emissions from escaping.
Sleeping under a metallic -lined Faraday cage at night is also a good idea.