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Does the superconductivity-Meissner effect break electromagnetic symmetry?

  1. yes

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  2. no

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  1. Dec 13, 2009 #1
    In superconductivity, Meissner effect describes the expulsion of magnetic field.

    Could this be described as a breaking of the electromagnetic force in the way that the higgs field breaks electro-weak force?
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 14, 2009 #2
    Yes. In a superconductor the photon gains a mass due to this effect, similar to the Higgs effect in the electroweak case.
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