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Josephson junction[′jō·səf·sən ‚jəŋk·shən]
A thin insulator separating two superconducting materials; it displays the Josephson effect.
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A type of electronic circuit capable of switching at very high speeds when operated at temperatures approaching absolute zero. The low power dissipation of a Josepshson Junction makes it useful in high density computer circuits.
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Josephson junctionAn ultra-fast switching technology that uses superconductor materials, originally conceived by Brian Josephson. Circuits are immersed in liquid helium to obtain near-absolute zero degrees required for operation. Switching takes place in a few picoseconds. Although Josephson junctions have not materialized for ordinary computer circuits, they have been used thus far in medical instruments and quantum computers. See quantum computing.
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