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.
I had wondered for years whatever became of Ogg's oggons - and only much later found out that they had become Cooper pairs as an adjunct of the BCS theory of superconductivity, these being pairs of bound electrons that occur in a superconducting medium.
In the BCS theory the intermediary is a phonon, a vibration or ripple in the lattice of the crystal.