Faraday rotation

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From Michael Faraday, who first described the effect.

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Faraday rotation (countable and uncountable, plural Faraday rotations)

  1. (physics) An interaction between a polarized electromagnetic pulse, such as a beam of light, and a magnetic field, in which the plane of polarization is rotated in proportion to the intensity of the component of the magnetic field in the direction of travel of the pulse.

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