TITLE

Schrieffer, John Robert

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Schrieffer, John Robert (1931-) is an American physicist. He won the 1972 Nobel Prize in physics for his work on superconductivity, the ability of some substances to conduct electricity without resistance at extremely low temperatures. Schrieffer shared the prize with American physicists John Bardeen and Leon Neil Cooper. Together, the three men developed a theory of the superconductivity of metals that became known as the BCS theory, using the initials of their last names.
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37309246

 

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