hole theory


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hole theory

[′hōl ‚thē·ə·rē]
(quantum mechanics)
A theory about the significance of negative energy states in the Dirac theory which leads to the prediction of the existence of the positron and, by extension, to that of other antiparticles.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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