acoustic phonon


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acoustic phonon

[ə′küs·tik ′fōn‚än]
(solid-state physics)
A quantum of excitation of an acoustic mode of vibration.
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Inelastic light scattering from a crystal can be as an inelastic scattering of a photon from acoustic phonons.
T] are the frequency shifts of the longitudinal and transverse acoustic phonons, respectively.