Josephson junction

[ joh-zuhf-suhn juhngk-shuhn, -suhf- ]
/ ˈdʒoʊ zəf sən ˈdʒʌŋk ʃən, -səf- /

noun Electronics.

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. Abbreviation: JJ

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Origin of Josephson junction

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