josephson-junction

Josephson junction

[joh-zuhf-suhn, -suhf-]
noun Electronics.
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:
1965–70; after B. D. Josephson, who predicted the existence of the effect

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