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Josephson junction

[ joh-zuhf-suhn juhngk-shuhn, -suhf- ]

noun

, Electronics.
  1. a high-speed switch, used in experimental computers, that operates on the basis of a radiative phenomenon Jo·seph·sonef·fect exhibited by a pair of superconductors separated by a thin insulator. : JJ


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Origin of Josephson junction1

First recorded in 1965–70; after B. D. Josephson, who predicted the existence of the effect

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