a device for detecting elementary particles, consisting of a series of charged plates separated by a gas so that the passage of a charged particle causes sparking between adjacent plates.
(physics) a device for detecting ionizing radiation, consisting of two oppositely charged metal plates in a chamber containing inert gas, so that a particle passing through the chamber ionizes the gas and causes a spark to jump between the electrodes
noun, Electricity. 1. a coil of many turns of insulated wire on an iron core, used for producing sparks. noun 1. an induction coil used to produce spark discharges spark coil An induction coil used to induce sparks in the spark plugs of an internal combustion engine. See more at induction coil.
noun 1. something that produces sparks. 2. an apparatus used to test insulation on wires. noun 1. a lover, swain, or beau.
- Spark erosion
noun 1. (engineering) a method of machining using a shaped electrode which erodes the workpiece by an electric spark discharge between itself and the workpiece
noun, Electricity. 1. a space between two electrodes, across which a discharge of electricity may take place. 2. the electrodes and the space between, considered as a unit: used in ignition systems. noun 1. the space between two electrodes across which a spark can jump Sometimes shortened to gap spark gap A gap in an […]