flux-compression generator

flux-compression generator

[¦fləks kəm‚presh·ən ′jen·ə‚rād·ər]
(electricity)
A type of impulse generator in which megajoules of energy can be generated within microseconds by abruptly reducing the volume of a closed conducting cage that surrounds a region in which a magnetic field is established. Also known as magnetic cumulative generator.
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