Fermi energy

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Fermi energy

[′fer·mē ‚en·ər·jē]
(statistical mechanics)
The average energy of electrons in a metal, equal to three-fifths of the Fermi level.
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The high-energy electron would glide across the surface of the Fermi sea like a lone wave in the ocean, making it easy to study.
Whereas bosons coalesce into a condensate of atoms that are all at the same energy level, fermions form a so-called Fermi sea, in which each atom occupies a different rung on the energy ladder.
In the past, researchers have observed Fermi seas in other forms of matter, such as free electrons in a metal and a solution of superfluid helium-3 dissolved in helium-4 liquid.