- The aggregate of cytoplasmic or extranuclear genetic material in an organism.
- A quantum of collective electron oscillation in a metal, considered as a quasiparticle and analogous to the oscillations of a plasma consisting of stationary positive ions and a gas of electrons.
Origin of plasmonGerman, from New Latin plasma, plasma; see plasma.
From plasma +"Ž -on.
plasmon - Computer Definition
A quantum of plasma. A plasmon is the gas particle equivalent of a photon, which is a light particle. Surface plasmons, which reside on the surface of materials, are expected to yield terahertz transmission speeds within electronic circuits some day. See photon.