Meaning of Meissner effect in English:

Meissner effect

Pronunciation /ˈmʌɪsnər ɪˌfɛkt/


  • The expulsion of magnetic flux when a material becomes superconducting in a magnetic field.

    ‘The Osaka group has shown that its resistance drops by 10% at the critical temperature and it has a Meissner effect that is comparable with a reference sample of superconducting indium at 3.2 K.’
    • ‘In the past, the Meissner effect has been used to levitate a dipole magnet placed on the surface of a superconductor.’
    • ‘This effect is called the Meissner effect after the name of its discoverer.’
    • ‘Such a phenomenon, called the Meissner effect, shows that a superconductor is not a perfect conductor with infinite conductivity.’
    • ‘This property of the superconducting state is known as the Meissner effect.’


1930s; named after Fritz W. Meissner (1882–1974), German physicist.