Fr.: intensité magnétique
Strength of a magnetic field at a point, denoted H. The force which could be exerted on unit north magnetic pole situated at that point. Measured in oersteds. Same as → magnetic field strength.
magnetic massive star
setâre-ye porjerm-e meqnâtisi
Fr.: étoile massive magnétique
A → stellar magnetic field associated with
a → massive star.
Magnetic fields are detected only for seven to ten percent of all
studied massive → OB stars, and the
magnetic field occurrence does not depend on the
→ spectral type. Because
these magnetic fields seem to be stable over long time-scales and their
strength does not seem to correlate with known stellar properties, it
is assumed that they are of fossil origin
(→ fossil magnetic field)
and are frozen into the → radiative envelope
of the stars.
The fields are those of the birth
→ molecular clouds, partly trapped inside
the → pre-main sequence star
during the cloud → collapse
phase, possibly further enhanced by a
→ dynamo effect in the early fully convective
Typically, the polar field strength ranges from about a
hundred → Gauss up to several kiloGauss.
However, some weaker fields,
below 100 G, have recently been detected.
Fr.: méridien magnétique
A meridian passing through the Earth's → magnetic poles.
gaštâvar-e meqnâtisi (#)
Fr.: moment magnétique
1) A measure of the strength of a magnet or current-carrying coil. In the case of
a bar magnet it is obtained by multiplying the distance between the two
magnetic poles by the average strength of the poles. Same as
→ magnetic dipole moment
See also → dipole moment.
takqotbe-ye meqnâtisi (#)
Fr.: monopôle magnétique
A hypothetical particle that carries a single → magnetic pole, in contrast to magnets which are north-south pole pairs. These massive particles (billions of times heavier than the → proton) are required by grand unified theories(→ GUTs) to explain the actual matter content of the Universe, particularly the dominance of matter upon → antimatter. However, their existence contradicts → Gauss's law for magnetism.
magnetic monopole problem
parâse-ye takqotbe-ye meqnâtisi
Fr.: problème du monopôle magnétique
A problem concerning the compatibility of grand unified theories (→ GUTs) with standard cosmology. If standard cosmology was combined with grand unified theories, far too many → magnetic monopoles would have been produced in the early Universe. The → inflation hypothesis aims at explaining the observed scarcity of monopoles. The inflation has deceased their density by a huge factor.
Fr.: aiguille aimantée
magnetic north pole
qotab-e hudar-e meqnâtisi
Fr.: pôle nord magnétique
A point of the → magnetosphere where the Earth's → magnetic field points vertically downward; in other words it has a 90° → magnetic dip toward the Earth's surface. The magnetic north pole can also be defined as the point toward which the south pole of the → compass needle is directed. The magnetic north pole is different from the → geographic north pole. It is actually hundreds of kilometers south of the geographic north pole. However, this has not always been the case. In the past 150 years it has moved more than 1,000 kilometers. Every 200,000 to 300,000 years the magnetic field of the Earth reverses direction, → magnetic reversal. Since the Earth's magnetic field is not exactly symmetrical, the north and south magnetic poles are not → antipodal.
magnetic null point
noqte-ye nul-e meqnâtisi
Fr.: point nul magnétique
tarâvâyi-ye meqnâtisi (#)
Fr.: perméabilité magnétique
The ratio of the → magnetic induction, B, in the substance to the external magnetic field, H, causing the → induction: μ = B/H. It is measured in henry/meter and is known as absolute permeability. The relative permeability is equal to the ratio of absolute permeability to the permeability of the free space. Thus μr = μ/μ0, where μ0, the permeability of free space has the value 4π x 10-7 henry/meter.
qotb-e meqnâtisi (#)
Fr.: pôle magnétique
1) The region of a magnet toward which the lines of magnetic force
converge (south pole) or from which the lines of force diverge
magnetic Prandtl number
adad-e Prandtl-e meqnâtisi
Fr.: nombre de Prandtl magnétique
A → dimensionless quantity used in → magnetohydrodynamics to describe the relative balance of → kinematic viscosity to → magnetic diffusion. It is described by: Pr = σμ0ν = ν/η, where σ is the → conductivity of the fluid, μ0 is the → magnetic permeability of the fluid, ν is the kinematic viscosity of the fluid, and η is the → magnetic diffusivity.
fešâr-e meqnâtisi (#)
Fr.: pression magnétique
The pressure exerted by a magnetic field on the material that contains the field.
magnetic quantum number
adad-e kuântomi-ye meqnâtisi (#)
Fr.: nombre quantique magnétique
In atomic physics, a quantum number that denotes the energy levels available within a subshell. Designated by the letter m, it is one of a set of quantum numbers which describe the unique quantum state of an electron.
Fr.: reconnexion magnétique
In a → plasma, a change of → magnetic connectivity of plasma elements due to the presence of a localized → diffusion region. It allows charged particles to move from one → magnetic field line to another. Magnetic reconnection is an important process transforming magnetic energy into heat or/and kinetic energy. Magnetic reconnection events occur in the Earth's → magnetosphere. The process plays an important role in explosive phenomena in the Sun, such as → coronal mass ejections and → solar flares which heat the → solar corona.
Fr.: relaxation magnétique
The process by which a magnetic system relaxes to its minimum energy state over time.
bâzâvâyi-ye meqnâtisi (#)
Fr.: résonance magnétique
A phenomenon exhibited by certain atoms whereby they absorb energy at specific (resonant) frequencies when subjected to alternating magnetic fields.
Fr.: inversion magnétique
A change in the Earth's → magnetic field in which the → magnetic north pole is transformed into a → magnetic south pole and the magnetic south pole becomes a magnetic north pole. There are geological proofs indicating that the Earth's magnetic field has undergone numerous reversals of → polarity in the past. In the last 10 million years, there have been, on average, 4 or 5 reversals per million years. At other times, for example during the → Cretaceous era, there have been much longer periods when no reversals occurred. Over the past two centuries, Earth's magnetic field has weakened by 15%. Risks of a weak magnetic field include more deaths from cancer due to increased radiation, electrical grid collapse from severe solar storms, climate change, and temporary ozone holes. See also → geomagnetic excursion.
magnetic Reynolds number
adad-e Reynolds-e meqnâtisi
Fr.: nombre de Reynolds magnétique
A → dimensionless quantity used in → magnetohydrodynamics to describe the relative balance of → magnetic advection to → magnetic diffusion. It is given by: Rm = σμ0νLU0, where σ is the → conductivity of the fluid, μ0 is the → magnetic permeability of the fluid, L is he characteristic length scale of the fluid flow, and U0 the characteristic velocity of the flow. A typical value for the Earth is Rm ~ 200.
Fr.: rigidité magnétique
In → plasma physics, a → quantity that describes the → resistance of a → charged particle to change its direction of motion under the influence of a perpendicular → magnetic field. Rigidity is defined as: R = rLBc = (pc)/(Ze), where rL is the → Larmor radius, B is → magnetic induction, c is the → speed of light, p is the → momentum of the particle, Z is → atomic number, and e the → electron charge. Since pc has the dimensions of energy and e the dimensions of charge, rigidity has the dimensions of → volts (a 10 GeV proton has a rigidity of 10 GV). In → cosmic ray studies, the energies of cosmic rays are often quoted in terms of their rigidities, rather than their energies per nucleon.