meissner-effect

Meissner effect

[mahys-ner]
noun Physics.
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)
 
n
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
 
[C20: named after Fritz Walther Meissner (1882--1974), German physicist]

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