Brillouin zone


Bril·​louin zone
in solid state theory
: one of the limited ranges within which the energy and momentum of an electron in a metallic crystal may vary continuously without any quantum jumps

Word History


after Louis M. Brillouin †1948 French physicist

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“Brillouin zone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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