Josephson effect

noun

Jo·​seph·​son effect
ˈjōzə̇fsən- also -ōsə̇-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 Jun. 2024.

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