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  • n. Plural form of dipole.


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  • Magnets are called dipoles, meaning they must have two poles.

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  • The big magnetic sausages are called dipoles, and the bundled cables connecting each one to its end-to-end neighbor are packed inside copper casings the size of a cigarette lighter.

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  • In the material world this is quite exceptional because magnetic particles are usually observed as dipoles, north and south combined.


  • So we build radio telescopes, giants dishes or arrays of dishes, or even dipoles, that collect this radio light.

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  • The dipoles in the remaining four sectors will be equipped in 2010.

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  • No resistive voltage appeared on the dipoles of the circuit, so that the quench of any magnet can be excluded as initial event.

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  • A microwave field will then interact with this system as two dipoles or a net quadrupole, which causes the vertices to oscillate and the tetrahedron is deformed by being periodically squashed and distended in resonance with the microwave field.

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  • The dipoles observed in the cosmic temperature are due to the Doppler Effect caused by the movements of our galaxy.

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  • Apart from a few spotless magnetic dipoles, we have not seen any reversed polarity sunspots with a latitude of more than 20 degrees so far.

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  • Ampère proposed electrical currents in atoms to explain magnetism and Poisson showed how electrostatic induction could be explained by assuming atomic dipoles.

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