supercurrent

noun
su·​per·​cur·​rent | \ ˈsü-pər-ˌkər-ənt How to pronounce supercurrent (audio) , -ˌkə-rənt \

Definition of supercurrent

: a current of electricity flowing in a superconductor

Examples of supercurrent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The problem is that the particles that make up a supercurrent are charged. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Careful phasing of a photonic qubit brings light under control," 8 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of supercurrent

1933, in the meaning defined above

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“Supercurrent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supercurrent. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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