polaron

play
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 and Etymology of polaron

International Scientific Vocabulary polar + 2-on


First Known Use: 1946


Learn More about polaron


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up polaron? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).