po·​lar·​on ˈpō-lə-ˌrän How to pronounce polaron (audio)
: a conducting electron in an ionic crystal together with the induced polarization of the surrounding lattice

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary polar + -on entry 2

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of polaron was in 1946

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“Polaron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polaron. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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