Wavefunction of independent free electron gas at finite temperature

by Gerenuk
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Jan7-09, 10:14 AM
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At T=0 the wave function of an independent free electron gas is
\psi=\prod_{|k|<k_F} c_k^\dag|0>

What would be the wave function at T>0? How to include the Fermi factor?

(or do you really need density matrices?)
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