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  1. crystal momentum(Noun)

    A specific vector associated with the movement of electrons in a crystal lattice


  1. Crystal momentum

    In solid-state physics crystal momentum or quasimomentum is a momentum-like vector associated with electrons in a crystal lattice. It is defined by the associated wave vectors of this lattice, according to . Like mechanical momentum, crystal momentum is frequently conserved, making it useful to physicists and materials scientists as an analytical tool.

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