Definition of oersted in English:

oersted

Syllabification: oer·sted
Pronunciation: /ˈərˌsted
 
/
(abbreviation: Oe)

noun

Physics
  • A unit of magnetic field strength equivalent to 79.58 amperes per meter.
    More example sentences
    • Mid-range products such as DLTtape IV, Super DLTtape and LTO Ultrium data cartridges have a very high coercivity, in excess of 1800 oersted.
    • Commercial AF demagnetizers are capable of maximum fields in the range of 1000-2000 oersted.

Origin

late 19th century: named after H. C. Oersted (see Oersted, Hans Christian).

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