B Kinetic energy distribution of free electrons

1. Oct 18, 2016

Clara Chung

Is the distribution the same as Boltzmann distribution? Have anyone made a mathematic equation for the KE of free electrons on a piece of metal?

2. Oct 18, 2016

nasu

No, it is not.
And yes, it was "made". You can find it in most Solid State books. It is called a Fermi-Dirac distribution.

Last edited: Oct 18, 2016