Register to reply

Can you explain Fermi levels to me?

by silenzer
Tags: explain, fermi, fermi levels, levels
Share this thread:
silenzer
#1
Jan11-14, 12:25 PM
P: 55
I'm on my second year in college and I'm doing a lecture on Fermi levels. The descriptions on Wikipedia and other sites don't seem to have been made for my level of knowledge, as I have difficulty understanding it.

How would you describe Fermi levels on an entry level?
Phys.Org News Partner Physics news on Phys.org
Step lightly: All-optical transistor triggered by single photon promises advances in quantum applications
The unifying framework of symmetry reveals properties of a broad range of physical systems
What time is it in the universe?
CompuChip
#2
Jan11-14, 12:28 PM
Sci Advisor
HW Helper
P: 4,300
The problem is they are really a quantum phenomenon so if you don't know about discrete energy levels and fermions it will be hard to explain properly.
silenzer
#3
Jan11-14, 12:35 PM
P: 55
Ah, well. Thanks for replying.

Jilang
#4
Jan11-14, 01:50 PM
P: 517
Can you explain Fermi levels to me?

Quote Quote by silenzer View Post
I'm on my second year in college and I'm doing a lecture on Fermi levels. The descriptions on Wikipedia and other sites don't seem to have been made for my level of knowledge, as I have difficulty understanding it.

How would you describe Fermi levels on an entry level?
Its just like filling a jug with milk. The fermions will fill the available states starting with the lowest energy. The final level of the milk (energy of highest energy level) is the fermi level.

Look out for the Third Zone Monster! (If you want to Google that you need to add "fermi").


Register to reply

Related Discussions
About fermi levels in extrensic semiconductors. Atomic, Solid State, Comp. Physics 7
Superconductivity and Fermi levels Atomic, Solid State, Comp. Physics 3
Quasi Fermi Levels Electrical Engineering 3
Quasi Fermi Levels Engineering, Comp Sci, & Technology Homework 0
Quasi Fermi Levels Advanced Physics Homework 0