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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A quantum of energy (in a crystal lattice or other system) that has position and momentum and can in some respects be regarded as any of the basic units of matter and energy

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  • In the process of this screening, both types of electrons actually clump together to form a composite object, or quasiparticle, which is very heavy.
  • For example, in both systems, when an electron at the lowest possible energy level is excited (by a photon or another particle), the resulting interaction between the electron...
  • (by a photon or another particle), the resulting interaction between the electron and the hole left behind cannot be described as a quasiparticle (as it can in ordinary...
  • I suppose one could propose that quantum-capable quasiparticle waves exist within tubulins, but why in the world would one bother? for more
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