Josephson junction

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noun Jo·seph·son junction \ˈjō-zəf-sən- also -səf-sən-\

Definition of Josephson junction

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of josephson junction

Brian D. Josephson


First Known Use: 1965


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