magnetic stress

magnetic stress

[mag′ned·ik ′stres]
(plasma physics)
The force which acts across a surface in a conducting fluid because of curving or stretching of magnetic flux lines.
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This is based either on the large deformation achievable in magnetic fields even of a moderate intensity, or on the inverse effect, where tensile or compressible strains sufficiently charge the magnetic permeability of these materials, hence enabling magnetic stress and strain tensors.
They are caused by the buildup and sudden release of magnetic stress in the solar atmosphere above the giant magnetic poles we see as sunspots.
Jackie and David of Environmental Harmony demonstrate how to locate electro- magnetic stress using dousing rods.