superconducting memory

superconducting memory

[¦sü·pər·kən′dəkt·iŋ ′mem·rē]
(cryogenics)
A computer memory made up of a number of cryotrons, thin-film cryotrons, superconducting thin films, or other superconducting storage devices; these operate only under cryogenic conditions and dissipate power only during the read or write operation, which permits construction of large, dense memories.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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