Alternate Definitions for phonon

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Term: phonon
Definition:

a quantum of energy or a quasiparticle associated with a compressional wave such as sound or a vibration of a crystal lattice

Examples:

The dispersion of the optical phonons was stronger than expected.

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Term: phonon
Definition:

a collective excitation in an elastic arrangement of atoms or molecules in condensed matter, specifically in solids and some liquids.

Created 2022.09.26
Last Modified 2022.09.26
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