The constriction of a plasma through which a large electric current is flowing, caused by the attractive force of the current’s own magnetic field.
More example sentences
- It also generated a convincing version of the transition from synchronized flow to a growing jam called the ‘pinch effect.’
- Mr Michael Smith and colleagues have developed a computer model that successfully reproduces the so-called ‘pinch effect’ which sparks off a jam.
Definition of pinch effect in:
- The US English dictionary