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Synonyms for dipole

a pair of equal and opposite electric charges or magnetic poles separated by a small distance

an aerial half a wavelength long consisting of two rods connected to a transmission line at the center

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This has created an overall sequence with very good definition that has already revealed two magnetic polarity changes not identified in the original magnetostratigraphy.
Still under development, MRAM depends on magnetic polarity to store data, rather on electricity like DRAM chips, and stores bits in magnetic layers rather than in charges, yielding non-volatile solid-state storage with speeds comparable to SRAM.
Because the polarity of the geomagnetic field has reversed repeatedly in the geological past, the successive polarity changes imprinted in sedimentary sequences provide the physical basis for magnetic polarity stratigraphy.
Write capability, which is the ability to alter magnetic polarity, could not be verified with the particular devices tested.
Fassett has analyzed the magnetic polarity of the rocks, and the pollen grains they contain, different approaches to finding the age of rocks, which, he concludes "independently indicate that they do indeed post-date the extinction".
The sun's surface layer is divided into alternating bands of electric charge, either positive or negative, and each band has a different magnetic polarity.
Researchers also found evidence that Earth's magnetic polarity at the time the strata were deposited was the reverse of its polarity today.
8 PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, the team created a new powder whose magnetic polarity flips twice as temperature climbs from absolute zero.
At the beginning of each new cycle, these solar blemishes emerge at a relatively high latitude--about 30o--and have the opposite magnetic polarity of sunspots from the last cycle.
To erase it, the same head reverses the magnetic polarity.
The new evidence has been found fromstudies of small variations in the sun's rotation, along with other evidence from changes in the brightness of the solar corona and yet other evidence from variations in the magnetic polarity of sunspots.