Definition of homopolar in English:


Syllabification: ho·mo·po·lar
Pronunciation: /ˌhäməˈpōlər, ˌhōmə-


  • 1Having equal or constant electrical polarity.
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    • In order for the homopolar motor to fully exploit the advantages of reduced size and weight, the field coils must be superconducting.
    • When I was trying to understand homopolar machines recently, it was wonderful to find your ‘balancing D-cell’ homopolar motor at the end of this page.
    • The magnetizing flux of a hybrid motor flows along the rotor axis, while the mechanism for rotor suspension is the same as that of the homopolar magnetic bearing.
  • 1.1(Of an electric generator) producing direct current without the use of commutators.
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    • Figure 1 is a sectioned isometric view showing a homopolar generator.
    • I currently have measured results from a simple homopolar design I am using to experiment with.
    • Each roller magnet in the Searl device is a small homopolar generator and the entire set of rollers create a radial Lorentz force too.

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