Fermi-Dirac statistics

variants: or less commonly Fermi statistics

Definition of Fermi-Dirac statistics

: quantum-mechanical statistics according to which subatomic particles of a given class (as electrons, protons, and neutrons) have a quantum-mechanical symmetry that makes it impossible for more than one particle to occupy any particular quantum-mechanical state — compare bose-einstein statistics

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“Fermi-Dirac statistics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Fermi-Dirac%20statistics. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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