phonon


Alternative definitions (1), class: vernacular (1.0)
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.

Created 2022.09.26
Last Modified 2022.09.26
Contributed by Christopher Rauch
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This definition omits important details. - Christopher Rauch 2022.09.26