Definition of oersted in English:

oersted

(also Oe)

noun

Physics
  • A unit of magnetic field strength equivalent to 79.58 amperes per meter.

    • ‘Commercial AF demagnetizers are capable of maximum fields in the range of 1000-2000 oersted.’
    • ‘Mid-range products such as DLTtape IV, Super DLTtape and LTO Ultrium data cartridges have a very high coercivity, in excess of 1800 oersted.’

Origin

Late 19th century: named after H. C. Oersted(see Oersted, Hans Christian).

Pronunciation:

oersted

/ˈərsted/