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Fermi energy

  
, level  
      n   the level in the distribution of electron energies in a solid at which a quantum state is equally likely to be occupied or empty  
     (C20: named after Enrico Fermi)  
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fermi  
      n   a unit of length used in nuclear physics equal to 10--15 metre  


Fermi     (Italian)  
      n   Enrico (<PH:e><PH:n><PH:'><PH:r><PH:i><PH::><PH:k><PH:o>). 1901--54, Italian nuclear physicist, in the U.S. from 1939. He was awarded a Nobel prize for physics in 1938 for his work on radioactive substances and nuclear bombardment and headed the group that produced the first controlled nuclear reaction (1942)  
Fermi-Dirac statistics  
      n     (Physics)   the branch of quantum statistics used to calculate the permitted energy arrangements of the particles in a system in terms of the exclusion principle  
   Compare       Bose-Einstein statistics  
     (C20: named after Enrico Fermi and Paul Dirac)  
Fermi energy   , level  
      n   the level in the distribution of electron energies in a solid at which a quantum state is equally likely to be occupied or empty  
     (C20: named after Enrico Fermi)  

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Fermi, fermion, fermium, feria

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n.
renewable energy obtainable on coasts based on the sea or ocean low and high tides
exp.
spend time and energy doing something that is pointless
expression arisen in the 15th century when Newcastle (England) was a major exporter of coal

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