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16/12/1882 Superconducting scientist dies

German physicist Walther Meissner discovered the Meissner effect, together with Robert Ochsenfeld, hence also called Meissner–Ochsenfeld effect. It is a very strange phenomenon related to superconductivity: an expulsion of a magnetic field from a superconductor during its transition to the superconducting state.


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