- A small coil which is inserted into a magnetic field to measure its field strength, or any variations in it. Such a coil is connected to an indicating instrument, such as a ballistic galvanometer or a fluxmeter, and may or may not incorporate an amplifier. A magnetic probe may also be utilized to examine the magnetic flux distribution of a magnetic field. Also called magnetic test coil, magnetic pickup coil, search coil, flip coil, pickup coil, or probe coil.
- synonymmagnetic pickup coil
- synonymmagnetic test coil