magnetoaerodynamics

magnetoaerodynamics

[mag¦nēd·ō¦er·ō·dī′nam·iks]
(plasma physics)
Study of the properties and characteristics of, and the forces exerted by, highly ionized air and other gases; applied principally to study of reentering ballistic missiles and spacecraft.
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Hall current with ion slip has important engineering applications in the problem of magnetohydrodynamics generators and Hall accelerators as well as in flight magnetoaerodynamics.