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disk dynamo meaning

  "disk dynamo" in a sentence
  • [Electronics]
    A rudimentary direct-current (dc) generator, in which a copper disk rotates between the poles of a permanent magnet. The outer edge of the disk becomes positively charged; the center of the disk becomes negatively charged.

Examples

  1. A disk dynamo has been advanced as a mechanism to explain this modulation of the X-rays.
  2. However, difficulties remain with this mechanism, among which is that there are no disk dynamos known to exist in other stars, rendering this behavior more difficult to analyze.

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