Josephson effect

noun
Jo·​seph·​son effect | \ ˈjōzə̇fsən- also -ōsə̇- \

Definition of Josephson effect

: the movement of electron pairs through a thin insulator separating two superconductors carrying low current that can be stopped by raising the current in the superconductors above a certain level or by the application of an external voltage

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History and Etymology for Josephson effect

after Brian D. Josephson, born 1940 British physicist

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“Josephson effect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Josephson%20effect. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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