Meissner effect

[ mahys-ner ]
/ ˈmaɪs nər /

noun Physics.

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

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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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British Dictionary definitions for meissner effect

Meissner effect
/ (ˈmaɪsnə) /

noun

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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