Cooper pair

a pair of electrons, of opposite spin, that are thought to be the basis of superconductivity according to

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  • Cooper pair — In condensed matter physics, a Cooper pair or BCS pair is two electrons (or other fermions) that are bound together at low temperatures in a certain manner first described in 1956 by American physicist Leon Cooper.[1] Cooper showed that an… …   Wikipedia

  • Cooper pair — /kupə ˈpɛə/ (say koohpuh pair) noun Physics a pair of electrons that are attracted to one another and move as one in low temperature superconducting materials. {named after Leon Cooper, born 1930, US physicist, who first described the phenomenon… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Cooper pair — noun Physics a loosely bound pair of electrons with opposite spins, held to be responsible for superconductivity. Origin 1960s: named after the American physicist Leon N. Cooper …   English new terms dictionary

  • cooper pair — ˈküpər noun Usage: usually capitalized C Etymology: after Leon N. Cooper b1930 American physicist : a pair of electrons in a superconductor that are attractively bound and have equal and opposite momentum and spin …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cooper — may refer to : Contents 1 Professions 2 Landforms and places 3 Companies …   Wikipedia

  • Cooper electron pair — A Cooper (electron) pair is a quasi bound state of a pair of two electrons in a superconducting material. The composite entity behaves as a particle, with zero spin and charge twice that of an electron. Cooper pairs carry the current in a… …   Wikipedia

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  • COOPER, LEON N. — COOPER, LEON N. (1930– ), U.S. physicist and Nobel laureate. Cooper was born in New York City, where he got his B.A. (1951), M.A. (1953), and Ph.D. (1954) from Columbia University. After appointments at the Institute of Advanced Study (1954–55),… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Cooper River Bridge Run — The Cooper Bridge in South Carolina The Cooper River Bridge Run is an annual 10 kilometer (6.2 mi) one way road running event held in the cities of Mount Pleasant and Charleston in South Carolina, on the first Saturday in April, unless it is …   Wikipedia

  • Leon Cooper — Infobox Scientist box width = 300px name = Leon Cooper imagesize = 120px birth date = birth date and age|1930|2|28 birth place = New York City, U.S. residence = United States nationality = United States field = Physics alma mater = Columbia… …   Wikipedia

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