magnetorestriction

magnetorestriction

(măg-nē″tō-rĕ-strĭk′shŭn)
The fractional change in the length of a metal in response to a magnetic field. This length change makes metals vibrate. The vibration can be used, e.g., in dentistry, to remove scale from teeth.
magnetorestrictive (tĭv), adjective
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The study of perovskite and pyrochlore oxide materials is also an important area, due to properties such as magnetorestriction (70), charge disproportionation (71), and ionic conductivity (72).