Cooper-pair meaning

A pair of electrons in a superconducting material that are weakly attracted and bound to each other by their interactions with the lattice, despite their electrostatic repulsion.
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A pair of weakly bound electrons in a superconductor. Cooper pairs have the property of bosons and can thus reside together in a ground state. They are named after their discoverer, American physicist Leon N. Cooper (born 1930).
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(physics) A pair of electrons, of opposite spin, that are thought to be the basis of superconductivity according to BCS theory.
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Origin of cooper-pair

  • After Leon Cooper
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • for Leon Neil Cooper, American physicist
    From Wiktionary