Meissner effect


noun Physics.

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

British Dictionary definitions for meissner effect

Meissner effect


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

Word Origin for Meissner effect

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