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Meissner effect

[ mahys-ner ]

noun

, Physics.
  1. the loss of magnetism that a superconductor displays when cooled to its transition temperature in a magnetic field.


Meissner effect

/ ˈmaɪsnə /

noun

  1. physics the phenomenon in which magnetic flux is excluded from a substance when it is in a superconducting state, except for a thin layer at the surface


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Meissner effect1

After German physicist Fritz Walther Meissner (1882–1974), who contributed to a description of the effect in 1933

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Meissner effect1

C20: named after Fritz Walther Meissner (1882–1974), German physicist

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Meissen porcelainMeissner's corpuscle