[ joh-zuh f-suh n, -suh f- ]
/ ˈdʒoʊ zəf sən, -səf- /
a high-speed switch, used in experimental computers, that operates on the basis of a radiative phenomenon (Jo·sephson effect) exhibited by a pair of superconductors separated by a thin insulator.
Origin of Josephson junction
1965–70; after B. D. Josephson, who predicted the existence of the effect
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