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exciton

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noun ex·ci·ton \ˈek-sə-ˌtän, -ˌsī-\

Definition of exciton

  1. :  a mobile combination of an electron and a hole in an excited crystal (as of a semiconductor)

excitonic

play \ˌek-sə-ˈtä-nik, -ˌsī-\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of exciton

International Scientific Vocabulary excitation + 2-on


First Known Use: 1936


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