Meissner effect

1933 Meissner effect

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Walther Meissner, Robert Ochsenfeld electromagnetism

Meissner effect

Surface effects

Ways to tell

Although it is also called superdiamagnetism, the Miessner effect is the result of a different physical mechanism than diamagnetism in normal materials, in which atoms become temporarily aligned throughout the material.

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