exciton

noun
ex·ci·ton | \ˈek-sə-ˌtän, -ˌsī-\

Definition of exciton 

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

Other Words from exciton

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

First Known Use of exciton

1936, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for exciton

International Scientific Vocabulary excitation + -on entry 2

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