Convection Current(redirected from Convection currents)
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convection current[kən′vek·shən ‚kər·ənt]
the transfer of electric charges by the movement of a charged macroscopic body. From the viewpoint of electron theory, any transfer of charges is, in the final analysis, due to the convection (or movement) of charged microparticles. This explains the complete identity between the magnetic properties of convection current and a conduction current (that is, the ordered movement of electrons, ions, and other particles relative to a body), which was established by the experiments of the American physicist G. Rowland (1879) and the Russian physicist A. A. Eikhenval’d (1903).