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Energy States Question

  1. Oct 3, 2005 #1
    The Question

    Consider two energy states, E2 = 2.0 eV and E1 = 1.0 eV. Assume that there are 1.0 x 10^16 electrons/cm^3 in E2 and 1.0 x 10^15 electrons/cm^3 in E1. What temperature is required to create this population distribution in thermal equilibrium?

    How do you define the population distribution?

    So far, I have a formula for equating number of electrons to the density of states * the fermi distribution.

    How do I put the given information into a value for the "number of electrons"?

    Thanks in advance
     
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