Legit Technobabble

If the writers on Star Trek never used this term, they darn well should have. The definition is straight out of the nonsense technobabble for which the show was known; all it needs is a reference to a Jeffries tube.

Aharonov-Bohm, n.


  attrib. Designating an effect whereby charged particles travelling round a region containing magnetic flux acquire a phase shift of their wave function proportional to the quantity of linked flux, even if the particles themselves are confined to regions where the magnetic field is negligible. Also: of or relating to this effect.

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