magnetostrictive delay line

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An early storage device that used tensioned wires of nickel alloy carrying longitudinal waves produced and detected electromagnetically.

They had better storage behaviour than mercury delay lines.

[H. Epstein and O.B. Stram, "A High Performance Magnetostriction-Sonic Delay Line," Transactions, Institute of Radio Engineers, Professional Group on Ultrasonic Engineering, 1957, pp. 1-24].

Last updated: 2002-11-08

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