electromagnetic shock wave

electromagnetic shock wave

[i¦lek·trō·mag′ned·ik ′shäk ‚wāv]
(electromagnetism)
Electromagnetic wave of great intensity which results when waves with different intensities propagate with different velocities in a nonlinear optical medium, and faster-traveling waves from a pulse of light catch up with preceding, slower traveling waves.
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The LITHOSKOP unit is a dry lithotripter that uses an electromagnetic shock wave system.
Acting like an electromagnetic shock wave, the effect can "substantially reduce" or "render unusable" the equipment and essential circuitry of modern military platforms.
The lithotripter is intended for extra-corporeal shock wave lithotripsy and must be equipped with an electromagnetic shock wave generator.

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