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Kamerlingh Onnes, Heike

Line breaks: Heike Ka¦mer|lingh Onnes
Pronunciation: /ˌkaməlɪŋ ˈɒnɪs
 
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Definition of Kamerlingh Onnes, Heike in English:

( 1853–1926), Dutch physicist. During his studies of cryogenic phenomena he achieved a temperature of less than one degree above absolute zero and succeeded in liquefying helium. Onnes discovered the phenomenon of superconductivity in 1911, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1913.

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