The Fermi Surface

  • Shigeji Fujita
  • Kei Ito


At 0 K the normal metal has a sharp Fermi surface, which is experimentally supported by the fact that the heat capacity is linear in the temperature T at the lowest temperatures. The Fermi surfaces in a few metals are discussed in this chapter.


Conduction Electron Fermi Surface Brillouin Zone Normal Metal Spin Degeneracy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity at Buffalo, The State University of New YorkBuffaloUSA
  2. 2.Research DivisionThe National Center for University Entrance ExaminationsTokyoJapan

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