- Physics. a general quantum theory of superconductivity that describes many properties of superconducting materials.
Origin of BCS theory
after U.S. physicists J. Bardeen, Leon N. Cooper (born 1930), and John R. Schrieffer (born 1929)
Also called Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer theory.
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