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Resistivity of two copper wires using valence shell information

  1. Apr 12, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    2. Relevant equations
    Please see below.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    From my thread in the Solid State section (and input from DrDu): The Thomas-Fermi wavevector relates to the damping of an electric field caused by build up of carriers around an impurity (screening). Where, ##2\pi/k_0## is the characteristic length over which a static perturbation is screened in a metal.

    The trouble I'm having with this question is that I dont understand how to use the valance band shell information, please could someone explain to me how the information may be used to determine resistivity.

    Thanks for any help.
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 17, 2015 #2
    Thanks for the post! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post?
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