Josephson junction


Jo·seph·son junction

noun \ˈjō-zəf-sən- also -səf-sən-\

Definition of JOSEPHSON JUNCTION

:  an electronic fast-switching device that consists of two layers of superconducting metal separated by a thin layer of insulator through which low current flows but increased current causes the insulator to block the flow

Origin of JOSEPHSON JUNCTION

Brian D. Josephson
First Known Use: 1965

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