A conductor that passes a magnetic field, decreases its velocity due to the opposing magnetic forces created by the Eddy Currents.
This "magnetic breaking" effect can be reduced if we change the shape of the conductor from a bar, to a this conductor like this:
What I understand is that conductor above has a higher resistance and reduces the eddy currents. However, what if the air gaps are conductors? Here is where I find laminated conductors to be useful like so:
However, what is the difference? I believe the laminated conductor can carry more current(i/e higher current capacity) than the one above. The whole point is reducing eddy currents(the magnetic breaking)in electric motors, or generators... and not affecting its electric properties by increasing its resistance and reducing its current capacity.
Am I correct here or is my understanding incorrect?