wave-vector space

wave-vector space

[′wāv ¦vek·tər ‚spās]
(solid-state physics)
The space of the wave vectors of the state functions of some system; this would be used, for example, for electron wave functions in a crystal and thermal vibrations of a lattice. Also known ask-space; reciprocal space.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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