BCS theory


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BCS theory:

see superconductivitysuperconductivity,
abnormally high electrical conductivity of certain substances. The phenomenon was discovered in 1911 by Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, who found that the resistance of mercury dropped suddenly to zero at a temperature of about 4.
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BCS theory

[¦bē¦sē¦es ‚thē·ə·rē]
(solid state physics)
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As a result, BCS Theory, which had served as the standard model for describing superconductivity for decades, was simply not adequate to describe it.
BCS theory attributes the lack of resistance to a pariing of these conduction electrons: Paired, they can sail through the metal without resistance.