Josephson junction

noun

Jo·​seph·​son junction ˈjō-zəf-sən- How to pronounce Josephson junction (audio)
 also  -səf-sən-
: an electronic fast-switching device that consists of two layers of superconducting metal separated by a thin layer of insulator through which low current flows but increased current causes the insulator to block the flow

Word History

Etymology

Brian D. Josephson

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Josephson junction was in 1965

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“Josephson junction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Josephson%20junction. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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