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sol·e·noid

(sol'ĕ-noyd),
A helical coil of wire energized electrically to produce a magnetic field, which induces a current in any conductor placed within or near the coil.
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solenoid

(sōl′lĕ-noyd)
A coil of insulated wire in which a magnetic force is created in the long axis of the coil when an electric current flows through the wire. It may be used to activate switches.
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The transmitting and receiving coils are identical solenoid coils with height (H), radius (R), and number of turns (N).
NOMENCLATURE [l.sub.o] natural length of test piece [[empty set].sub.0] outer diameter (if cylindrical solenoid coil [[empty set].sub.d] test piece diameter [H.sub.max] maximum magnetic field strength I applied dc current [H.sub.r].
Some separators use the bore of the solenoid coil as the separating zone.
According to DuPont, the new solenoid coil meets all Sporlan's conditions.
On the technical front, scientists' confidence got a big boost when Japan's Naka Fusion Research Establishment reported the initial testing program for the U.S.-built model of ITER's superconducting Central Solenoid Coil had been successfully concluded.
Of this, about half ($10.5 million) is for Technology Research and Development, which included completing the central solenoid coil and shipping it to Japan for installation in the test facility (FPR, March/April 1999, p.