Meissner effectMeiss·ner effect
The effect whereby magnetic fields are excluded from a superconductor's interior if the superconductor is below a critical temperature, since introducing a magnetic field immediately creates electric currents in the superconductor that cancel the magnetic field. The Meissner effect is responsible for the diamagnetic properties of superconductors.
Origin of Meissner effectAfter Fritz Walther Meissner, (1882–1974), German physicist who discovered it in collaboration with Robert Ochsenfeld (1901–1993), German physicist.
(plural Meissner effects)
For Walther MeiÃŸner, German physicist.