magnetic flux quantum


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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.
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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.
have found that a superconducting ring can exhibit magnetization half the size of the magnetic flux quantum.
Kirtley and his team discovered that a three-junction ring- unlike those having no junction or two junctions - reveals magnetization in "packages" half the size of the magnetic flux quantum.