Andreev reflection

noun An·dre·ev reflection \än-ˈdrā-əf-\

Definition of Andreev reflection


  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of andreev reflection

after Aleksandr Fëdorovich Andreev born 1939 Russian physicist

First Known Use: 1985

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a brief usually trivial fact

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