Fermi-Dirac distribution

noun

Fer·​mi-Di·​rac distribution
¦fer(ˌ)mēdə¦rak—
: an assumed statistical distribution of speeds among the electrons responsible for thermal conduction in metals

Word History

Etymology

after Enrico Fermi †1954 Italian physicist and Paul A. M. Dirac, born 1902 English physicist

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“Fermi-Dirac distribution.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Fermi-Dirac%20distribution. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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