Meissner effect

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

For Walther Meißner, German physicist.

Noun[edit]

Meissner effect (plural Meissner effects)

  1. (physics) The total expulsion of magnetic flux from the interior of a superconducting metal when it is cooled in a magnetic field below a critical temperature, near absolute zero, at which the transition to superconductivity takes place.