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49) The number of allowed k-points in this region is V 4πk 2 dk . 50) By taking into account that each point k is associated with two electron states because of the two spin orientations, the number of states in the energy range of width dε per unit volume is 34 16 Free-Electron Model of Metals ρ(ε) dε = 2 4πk 2 dk . 52) that is, 2 dε = k dk . 53) This leads to ρ(ε) = 2 4πk 2 (2π)3 2 k me −1 me k 1 = 2 π2 2π 2 = 2me 3/2 √ 2 ε. 54) In what follows, we shall repeatedly refer to the value of the density of states at the Fermi energy.

The radius kF of this Fermi sphere is the Fermi wave number, and kF is the Fermi momentum, even though kF is often called the Fermi momentum, too. Its value is determined by the requirement that for Ne electrons the number of allowed k states inside the Fermi sphere should be Ne /2, as two electrons with diﬀerent spin quantum numbers can have the same quantum number k. 24) that is, k3 Ne = F2 . 25) V 3π The set of occupied states inside the Fermi sphere is often referred to as the Fermi sea. The energy of the highest occupied one-particle level in the ground state is the Fermi energy εF .

Magnetization – is given by M = 12 ge μB (n↑ − n↓ ) = 12 ge μB ne ge μB B . 75) Since magnetization is very small compared to the applied magnetic ﬁeld, the equality B = μ0 (H + M ) can be safely replaced by B ≈ μ0 H. In this approximation, the magnetic susceptibility is χ = ne μ0 (ge μB )2 . 76) The Curie susceptibility of paramagnets is recognized in this formula. In reality, a very diﬀerent behavior is observed in metals: measured susceptibilities are essentially temperature-independent and much smaller.