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Density of states

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Nov13-08, 07:52 AM
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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

We study a one dimensional metal with length L at 0 K, and ignore the electron spin. Assume that the electrons do not interact with each other. The electron states are given by

[tex]\psi(x) = \frac{1}{\sqrt{L}}exp(ikx), \psi(x) = \psi(x + L) [/tex]

What is the density of states at the Fermi level for this metal?

3. The attempt at a solution

The total energy of the system is [tex]E = \frac{\hbar^{2}\pi^{2}n^{2}}{2mL^{2}}[/tex] where n is the square of the sums of the three quantum numbers that determine each quantum state.

At a certain energy all states up to [tex]E_{F}(0)=E_{0}n^{2}_{F}[/tex] is filled.
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