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Meissner effect

[mahys-ner] /ˈmaɪs nər/
noun, Physics.
1.
the loss of magnetism that a superconductor displays when cooled to its transition temperature in a magnetic field.
Origin
after German physicist Fritz Walther Meissner (1882-1974), who contributed to a description of the effect in 1933
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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
Word Origin
C20: named after Fritz Walther Meissner (1882–1974), German physicist
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