Josephson-effect definition

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The effect associated with the tunneling of electron pairs across an insulating barrier separating two superconductors.
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An effect in which electron pairs undergo quantum tunneling with zero resistance across a barrier separating two superconductors. The effect can be manipulated by varying a magnetic field at the junction where the tunneling occurs and is being investigated as a possible part of the design of high-speed switches for computer microprocessors. The Josephson effect is named after its discoverer, Welsh physicist Brian David Josephson (b. 1940).
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(physics) The zero-voltage current of paired electrons through a weak connection between superconductors.
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Origin of josephson-effect

  • After Brian David Josephson (born 1940), British physicist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Brian David Josephson Welsh physicist

    From Wiktionary