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polaron

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noun po·lar·on \ˈpō-lə-ˌrän\

Definition of polaron

  1. :  a conducting electron in an ionic crystal together with the induced polarization of the surrounding lattice



Origin of polaron

International Scientific Vocabulary polar + 2-on


First Known Use: 1946


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