Andreev reflection

An·​dre·​ev reflection | \ än-ˈdrā-əf- How to pronounce Andreev reflection (audio) \

Definition of Andreev reflection

: the reflection of electrons that occurs at a border between a semiconductor and a superconductor Rather what may mediate the superconductivity are multiple Andreev reflections, a phenomenon the existence of which Aleksander F. Andreev of the Institute for Physical Problems in Moscow proposed in 1964.— Philip Yam, Scientific American, February 1994

called also Andreev scattering

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First Known Use of Andreev reflection

1985, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Andreev reflection

after Aleksandr Fëdorovich Andreev born 1939 Russian physicist

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“Andreev reflection.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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