magnetic flux quantum


Also found in: Wikipedia.

magnetic flux quantum

[mag‚ned·ik ′fləks ‚kwän·təm]
(electricity)
A fundamental unit of magnetic flux, the total magnetic flux in a fluxoid in a type II superconductor, equal to h /(2 e), where h is Planck's constant and e is the magnitude of the electron charge, or approximately 2.07 × 10-15 weber.
References in periodicals archive ?
A different possible source of error was suggested by Fuyuhiko Shiota [14], who works on relating the magnetic flux quantum to the atomic mass unit--an experiment related to the watt balance.
Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., have found that a superconducting ring can exhibit magnetization half the size of the magnetic flux quantum.
||phi~.sub.o~ = magnetic flux quantum h/23 = 2 X |10.sup.-15~ V-s