Josephson junction

[ joh-zuh f-suh n, -suh f- ]
/ ˈdʒoʊ zəf sən, -səf- /

noun Electronics.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019