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faraday British & World English

A unit of electric charge equal to Faraday’s constant

Faraday New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, Michael (1791–1867), English physicist and chemist

Faraday, Michael British & World English

(1791–1867), English physicist and chemist. He contributed significantly to the field of electromagnetism, discovering electromagnetic induction and demonstrating electromagnetic rotation (the key to the electric dynamo and motor). Faraday also discovered the laws of electrolysis and set the foundations for the classical field theory of electromagnetic behaviour

Faraday cage British & World English

An earthed metal screen surrounding a piece of equipment to exclude electrostatic and electromagnetic influences

Faraday effect British & World English

The rotation of the plane of polarization of electromagnetic waves in certain substances in a magnetic field

Faraday's law British & World English

A law stating that when the magnetic flux linking a circuit changes, an electromotive force is induced in the circuit proportional to the rate of change of the flux linkage

Faraday's constant British & World English

The quantity of electric charge carried by one mole of electrons (equal to roughly 96,490 coulombs)