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Josephson effect

/ (ˈdʒəʊzɪfsən) /
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noun

physics any one of the phenomena which occur when an electric current passes through a very thin insulating layer between two superconducting substances. The applications include the very precise standardization of the volt

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Word Origin for Josephson effect

C20: named after Brian David Josephson (born 1940), Welsh physicist; shared the Nobel prize for physics in 1973
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Scientific definitions for Josephson effect

Josephson effect
[ jōzəf-sən ]

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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