Planck oscillator

Planck oscillator

[′pläŋk ‚äs·ə‚lād·ər]
(quantum mechanics)
An oscillator which can absorb or emit energy only in amounts which are integral multiples of Planck's constant times the frequency of the oscillator. Also known as radiation oscillator.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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