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In some cases (notably the noble metals, copper, silver, and gold) it can be made

to

behavior of the resistance in a field depends quite drastically on the manner in ...

In some cases (notably the noble metals, copper, silver, and gold) it can be made

to

**increase**apparently without limit as the field**increases**. In most metals thebehavior of the resistance in a field depends quite drastically on the manner in ...

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As a rule of thumb, when the energy of a given atomic level

binding energy decreases) so does the spatial extent of its wave function.

Correspondingly, the low- lying bands in a solid are very narrow, but bandwidths

As a rule of thumb, when the energy of a given atomic level

**increases**(i.e., thebinding energy decreases) so does the spatial extent of its wave function.

Correspondingly, the low- lying bands in a solid are very narrow, but bandwidths

**increase**...Page 563

The relaxation time in a semiconductor will also decrease with increasing

temperature, but this effect (typically described by a power law) is quite

overwhelmed by the very much more rapid

increasing ...

The relaxation time in a semiconductor will also decrease with increasing

temperature, but this effect (typically described by a power law) is quite

overwhelmed by the very much more rapid

**increase**in the density of carriers withincreasing ...

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### Contents

The Dmle Theory of Metals | 1 |

The Sommerfeld Theory of Metals | 29 |

Failures of the Free Electron Model | 57 |

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Solid State Physics: Advances in Research and Applications, Volume 42 Henry Ehrenreich Limited preview - 1989 |

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