Meissner effect

Meiss·​ner effect | \ ˈmīsnə(r)- \

Definition of Meissner effect

: the partial or complete absence of magnetic induction in metallic substances even in a magnetic field when cooled into the superconducting state

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History and Etymology for Meissner effect

after Alexander Meissner †1958 Austrian radio engineer

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“Meissner effect.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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