electron gas

noun

Definition of electron gas

: a population of free electrons in a vacuum or in a metallic conductor

Examples of electron gas in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Quantum fluctuations may cause that solid to sublime, producing materials in which the electrons move freely — a kind of electron gas. Quanta Magazine, 28 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of electron gas

1913, in the meaning defined above

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“Electron gas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electron%20gas. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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