Fermi energy

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Fermi energy

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Fermi level

n
(General Physics) the level in the distribution of electron energies in a solid at which a quantum state is equally likely to be occupied or empty
[C20: named after Enrico Fermi]
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A condensation-like phenomenon has been suggested to occur in the IFG in [28, 40]; this can be understood as the formation of a "core" in momentum-space, reminiscent of the Fermi sea, that starts forming at [T.sup.0] and that grows up to form the Fermi sea as temperature is diminished to absolute zero.
In metal wires and electrodes, individual electrons are virtually indistinguishable from each other because they sit together in a vast reservoir called the Fermi sea. One trick physicists have used is to strip a wire free of electrons and then inject it with particles one at a time, but those electrons don't behave the same way they would if they were immersed in the sea.