Josephson junction

noun
Jo·​seph·​son junction | \ ˈjō-zəf-sən- also -səf-sən- How to pronounce Josephson junction (audio) \

Definition of Josephson junction

: 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

First Known Use of Josephson junction

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Josephson junction

Brian D. Josephson

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