cooper pair

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Cooper pair
 
n
physics a pair of weakly bound electrons responsible for the transfer of charge in a superconducting material
 
[C20: named after Leon Neil Cooper (born 1930), US physicist]

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Cooper pair   (k'pər)  Pronunciation Key 
A pair of weakly bound electrons in a superconductor. Cooper pairs have the property of bosons and can thus reside together in a ground state. They are named after their discoverer, American physicist Leon N. Cooper (born 1930). See also Bose-Einstein condensate.
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