- the loss of magnetism that a superconductor displays when cooled to its transition temperature in a magnetic field.
Origin of Meissner effect
after German physicist Fritz Walther Meissner (1882–1974), who contributed to a description of the effect in 1933
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- 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
C20: named after Fritz Walther Meissner (1882–1974), German physicist