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Fermi Temperature

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1. Homework Statement

Calculate T(fermi), the fermi temperature for

a) Liquid 3He (density 81kg/m^3) [these are not electrons]
b) neutrons in a neutron star (density 10^17 kg/m^3)

2. Homework Equations

n, number density = z*Na*p / M (Na=avogadro, z=valence,p=density,M=molecular mass)

Kf^3 = 3pi^2 * n (Kf = fermi radius)

Ef = hbar^2 * Kf^2 / 2*m (fermi energy)

Tf = Ef/Kb (Kb - boltzmann)

3. The Attempt at a Solution

Only ever done these where we're dealing with electrons (for ex, potassium etc). Not sure where to go with it...
 

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