phonon-electron interaction

phonon-electron interaction

[′fō‚nän i′lek‚trän ‚in·tər‚ak·shən]
(solid-state physics)
An interaction between an electron and a vibration of a lattice, resulting in a change in both the momentum of the particle and the wave vector of the vibration.
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Thus, temperature characteristics of electrical conductivity are influenced by phonon-electron interactions between the nano-confined electron states and the phonon subsystems, and in particular by anharmonic phonon-electron interactions.