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Josephson junction

[joh-zuh f-suh n, -suh f-] /ˈdʒoʊ zəf sən, -səf-/
noun, Electronics.
1.
a high-speed switch, used in experimental computers, that operates on the basis of a radiative phenomenon (Jo·sephson effect) exhibited by a pair of superconductors separated by a thin insulator.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; after B. D. Josephson, who predicted the existence of the effect
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Josephson junction in Technology
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A type of electronic circuit capable of switching at very high speeds when operated at temperatures approaching absolute zero. The low power dissipation of a Josepshson Junction makes it useful in high density computer circuits.
(2004-06-28)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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