saturable-core magnetometer

saturable-core magnetometer

[′sach·rə·bəl ¦kȯr ‚mag·nə′täm·əd·ər]
(engineering)
A magnetometer that depends for its operation on the changes in permeability of a ferromagnetic core as a function of the magnetic field to be measured.
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