Josephson effect

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Jo·seph·son effect

 (jō′zəf-sən, -səf-)
n.
The effect associated with the tunneling of electron pairs across an insulating barrier separating two superconductors.

[After Brian David Josephson (born 1940), British physicist.]
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Josephson effect

(ˈdʒəʊzɪfsən)
n
(General Physics) physics any one of the phenomena which occur when an electric current passes through a very thin insulating layer between two superconducting substances. The applications include the very precise standardization of the volt
[C20: named after Brian David Josephson (born 1940), Welsh physicist; shared the Nobel prize for physics in 1973]
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