Andreev reflection

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

Definition of Andreev reflection

physics
: 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 YamScientific AmericanFebruary 1994
called also Andreev scattering

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Origin and Etymology of andreev reflection

after Aleksandr Fëdorovich Andreev born 1939 Russian physicist


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