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magnetic mirror

n
(General Physics) physics a configuration of magnetic fields used to confine charged particles, as in a magnetic bottle
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The magnetic mirror in the main chamber is generated by conducting magnetic coils around the main chamber.
But the SLAMS create a kind of magnetic mirror, causing the solar particles to reflect, attenuating them into one of these field-aligned ion beams, shooting out along magnetic fields back out and away from Earth.
They act as magnetic mirrors that reflect ions and electrons to keep the plasma in the cylinder, although sufficiently high-velocity particles can escape through the end magnetic mirror.
This field change also serves as a [THETA]-pinch magnetic mirror to mitigate the effects of electron backscattering from the detectors.
This magnetic mirror has an amazing clarity of reflection that allows for perfect application of mascara and lipstick.
There also are "Le Most" Cute Objects ($14), the Mini Window Sill Garden ($14), Magnetic Mirror and Frame Set ($12), Mini Tea Set ($15), and Rain and Sun Umbrella ($10).
The Board especially notes his technical contributions to the fusion magnetic mirror program at LLNL, his many analytical assessments of potential fusion non-electric applications and his leadership of the national heavy ion fusion program while at LBNL.
In this variant, which is the inverse of the normal magnetic mirror effect whereby energy is transferred from the longitudinal to the transverse mode when a charged particle is transported into a region of high magnetic field, nearly all the transverse energy is transferred into the longitudinal mode, an effect described as adiabatic focusing or collimation.
Everyone takes a turn showing their reactions on a dry erase magnetic mirror that has magnetic facial expressions as well as colorful markers.