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Using Boltzmann distribution law to find Temperature (1% of photons> 1eV)

  1. Jan 18, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Use the Boltzmann distribution function to calculate the temperature at which 1.00% of a population of photons will have energy greater than 1.00 eV. The energy required to excite an atom is on the order of 1 eV.


    3. The attempt at a solution

    I attached my attempt but it only solves for temperature at which 1% of photons are at 2eV. I have no idea to find temperature at which 1% of photons are greater than 1eV.
     

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