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I Confusion about electrons

  1. Jan 11, 2017 #1
    Do electrons become more likely to be found in certain places as the temperature approaches 0K?
     
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  3. Jan 11, 2017 #2

    DrClaude

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    Free electrons? Electrons in solids?
     
  4. Jan 11, 2017 #3
    Yepp?
     
  5. Jan 11, 2017 #4

    DrClaude

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    I was asking for a clarification of which system you are thinking about.
     
  6. Jan 11, 2017 #5
    Free electrons
     
  7. Jan 11, 2017 #6

    mfb

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    If they are completely free there is no reason for them to be in some particular place - their location will just depend on where you put them and their velocities.

    If you have bound electrons in some potential, at 0 K in general they are more likely to be closer to a minimum of the potential.
     
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