magnetoacoustics


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magnetoacoustics

[mag¦nēd·ō·ə′kü·stiks]
(physics)
The study of the effects of magnetic fields on acoustical phenomena, such as various oscillations in the attenuation of ultrasonic sound waves by a crystal placed in a magnetic field at a very low temperature, as the magnetic field strength or sound frequency is varied.
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