Definition of Lorentz force in English:

Share this entry

Lorentz force

noun

Physics
The force that is exerted by a magnetic field on a moving electric charge.
Example sentences
  • Since the electrons in the Cooper pair have opposite momenta, the Lorentz force acts in opposing directions and the pair breaks up.
  • Now if we apply a magnetic field perpendicular to this plate, the electrons moving along this one direction will experience a Lorentz force in the plate perpendicular to the current.
  • In the presence of a magnetic field, the Lorentz force causes the resonator to vibrate.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Lo·rentz force

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.