lattice scattering

lattice scattering

[′lad·əs ‚skad·ə·riŋ]
(solid-state physics)
Scattering of electrons by collisions with vibrating atoms in a crystal lattice, reducing the mobility of charge carriers in the crystal and thereby affecting its conductivity.
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These trends, which were observed in this study for the first time, may possibly arise due to the incorporation of [Ag.sup.+] ions into the SnO host lattice, which affects lattice scattering, resulting in decreased peak intensity.
This may be attributed to the gradual decrease in the lattice scattering of charge carriers with the increase in the Zinc concentration.