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Homework Help: A question For experts in Solid State Physics

  1. Oct 23, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Consider an electron gas in ONE and TWO dimensions i.e N electrons in a metal wire with length L or in metal sheet with area L^2.

    Pictures must be drwan of the fermi 'sphere' and the Fermi 'surface' .
    Why are the two words in quotation marks ?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    From hours of research i did on the WEB .(Im not by no means an expert in SOLID STATE PHYSICS), i managed to find only that in one Dimension the fermi surface is 2 planes separted by distance 2Kf.

    Ascroft and Mermin as well as Kittel to my knowledge cannot answer this Question.
    Any Experts in Solid state Physics who can Help ?
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