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Definition

Boltzmann statistics ,

describes energy distribution within the group of particles; the number of prticles with given energy N(E) is proportional to exp(E/kT) where k is the Boltzman constant; does not impose restriction on the number of particles that can have the same energy state; it works for electron energy distribution in a conduction band of semiconductor because the number of possible energy states is much higher than number of electrons (hence, probability of two electrons having the same state is very low).




Jerzy Ruzyllo is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Penn State University.
This book gives a complete account of semiconductor engineering covering semiconductor properties, semiconductor materials, semiconductor devices and their uses, process technology, fabrication processes, and semiconductor materials and process characterization.
