orbiton

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From orbit +‎ -on.

Noun[edit]

orbiton (plural orbitons)

  1. (physics) A quasiparticle, corresponding to the orbital energy of an electron, which can result from an electron apparently ‘splitting’ under certain conditions.
    • 2012, BBC News online, 18 Apr 2012:
      Two such quasi-particles had been seen before, but a team reporting in Nature has now confirmed a third: the orbiton.

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Noun[edit]

orbiton

  1. accusative singular of orbito