William L. McMillan

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William L. McMillan (January 13, 1936 – August 30, 1984) was an American physicist noted for his research of condensed matter physics. [1] [2] [3] McMillan was a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Professor of Physics at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.[2][3] He was also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences[3] McMillan received the 1978 Fritz London Memorial Prize for his work in superconductors.[3] The National Academies Press called him "the ablest condensed matter physicist of his generation".[2] The University of Illinois established an award in his name: The William L. McMillan Award.[4]

The electron-phonon coupling in superconductors is described by the McMillan parameter.

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