pinch effect


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pinch effect

n.
Radial constriction of flowing plasma or other matter carrying an electric current, caused by the magnetic field that is produced by the current.

pinch effect

n
(General Physics) the constriction of a beam of charged particles, caused by a force on each particle due to its motion in the magnetic field generated by the movement of the other particles
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He was one of the leaders of the world fusion research effort during the 1950s and illuminated many aspects of the pinch effect, especially the limitations on ohmic heating and current in pinch discharges.
An electro-magnetic pinch effect of the induction heating process is a quality control feature that creates a depression in the surface of the molten metal bath in the heated section.