lattice polarization

lattice polarization

[′lad·əs pō·lə·rə′zā·shən]
(solid-state physics)
Electric polarization of a solid due to displacement of ions from equilibrium positions in the lattice.
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A polaron, first conceptually described in 1933, is a quasiparticle composed of an electron and its accompanying lattice polarization field, which can be understood as a cloud of phonons.