Definition of Meissner effect in English:

Meissner effect

Line breaks: Meiss|ner ef¦fect
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪsnə
 
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noun

Physics
The expulsion of magnetic flux when a material becomes superconducting in a magnetic field.
More example sentences
  • The Osaka group has shown that its resistance drops by 10% at the critical temperature and it has a Meissner effect that is comparable with a reference sample of superconducting indium at 3.2 K.
  • In the past, the Meissner effect has been used to levitate a dipole magnet placed on the surface of a superconductor.
  • This effect is called the Meissner effect after the name of its discoverer.

Origin

1930s; named after Fritz W. Meissner (1882–1974), German physicist.

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