Josephson junction


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

Examples of Josephson junction in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the new study, the researchers experimented with Josephson junctions, which each consist of a very thin insulating film sandwiched between two superconducting layers. IEEE Spectrum, 14 Mar. 2023 Each qubit on the chip is in the form of a loop of superconducting wire called a Josephson junction. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 29 Sep. 2020

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Brian D. Josephson

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Josephson junction was in 1965

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“Josephson junction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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