exciton[ek sī′tän, ek′sə tän′]
exciton definition by Webster's New World
a localized, electrically neutral, excited state that allows the transfer of energy but not electric charge through a semiconductor, insulator, etc., as an electron bound to a positive hole
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- excitonic adjective
exciton definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
An electrically neutral excited state of an insulator or semiconductor, often regarded as a bound state of an electron and a hole.
Origin: excit(ation) + -on1.
exciton - Computer Definition
An excited state formed by the recombining of an electron and hole. After recombining, the excitons relax and give off light and heat. See PHOLED.