Episode 67: A Phonon Call

Posted Oct 1, 2016 by bn

Oh man! It’s season 6!

Listen. Today’s episode is bananas.

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it’s about a type of thing called a “quasiparticle:” a phenomena that acts like a particle.
Today we’re talking about Phonons: quantized vibrations in a crystal.

that’s right. vibrations in a crystal are mathematically particles.

Absolutely bananas.

Today’s guests are Megan and Anthony Leon from Hawaii!!!

Physicists: Fiona Burnell, Darren Peets

Intro Music: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists 

Exit Music: John Vanderslice 

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