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Hemi-Maxwellian Distribution

  1. Feb 12, 2013 #1
    Hey guys,

    I was just having troubles understanding why as energy increases from the conduction band edge the concentration of electrons rises, and as we increase the energy further the concentration of electrons approaches 0.

    Can any of you guys help clear this distribution up for me?


  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 18, 2013 #2
    Pretty sure something like;

    Going back to basics kE = 1/2mv^2

    So energy will increase because of the build up of electrons.

    Don't take my word for this though, this is my assumption from basic formulae.

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