phonon

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phonon (fōˑ·nn),

n a discrete unit of sound energy that can travel through the piezoelectric medium of connective tissue.
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Phonon dispersion curves in an argon single crystal at high pressure by inelastic x-ray scattering.
The scientists found all these effects changed the phonons in different ways.
The idea of this thought experiment was to consider what would happen within the perfectly reflecting cavity, if all of the energy within this system was initially reversibly contained within the phonons of its walls.
From a mechanical point of view, this phonon movement depends on the bonding type and energy of the polymer [2].
Thereafter, semi-quantum effects (logarithmic behavior) of specific heat, entropy and enthalpy were observed in all samples as manifestations of the production of phonons due to gaining of thermal energy.
That's because researchers consider them to be cousins: Photons are particles of light, and phonons are particles of heat and sound.
The ability to dynamically manipulate phonons enables MEMS resonators to be combined to not only build a new class of sensors but also to create highly functional signal processors such as amplifiers, frequency convertors and routers.
Behavior of a Brownian particle, derivations of quasi-classical kinetic equations, and calculations of kinetic coefficients for electrons and phonons in a conducting crystal are presented.
In the first case, the interaction carriers are photons, in the second - phonons.
Phonons tend to pass along the thermal conductors as they travel through the insulation by jumping from particle to particle in a close-packed network.
One dance translates a physics thesis on "Generation and detection of high-energy phonons by superconducting junctions" into a choreography performed by the author and fellow dancers.
The invention, Rough Silicon Nanowires for Waste Heat Utilization, has a rough surface that impedes phonons, the particles that transport heat, yet allows the free movement of electrons, which carry the electric charge.