Majorana effect

Majorana effect

[mā·jə′ran·ə i‚fekt]
(optics)
The effect in which a transverse magnetic field acting on a colloidal solution, such as a sol of iron oxide, produces optical anisotropy, resulting in magnetic birefringence.
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