Share This Article:

Relation between the Intervals ΔE and Δt Obtained in the De-Excitation Process of Electrons in Metals

Abstract Full-Text HTML XML Download Download as PDF (Size:151KB) PP. 217-220
DOI: 10.4236/jmp.2012.33030    3,130 Downloads   5,909 Views   Citations


A relation between the intervals of energy and time, derived in a former paper and associated with the electron transitions on the Fermi surface of a metal, is examined in comparison with the experimental data. These data are obtained from the de-excitation process of electrons in metals. A comparison between theory and experiment demonstrated that the new relation between energy and time is fitted much better for the experimental results than the well-known relation due to the Heisenberg theory.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Cite this paper

S. Olszewski, "Relation between the Intervals ΔE and Δt Obtained in the De-Excitation Process of Electrons in Metals," Journal of Modern Physics, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2012, pp. 217-220. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2012.33030.


[1] W. Heisenberg, “Ueber den Anschaulichen Inhalt der Quan- tentheoretischen Kinematik und Mechanik,” Zeitschrift fuer Physik, Vol. 43, No. 3-4, 1927, pp. 172-198. doi:10.1007/BF01397280
[2] L. I. Schiff, “Quantum Mechanics,” 3rd Edition, McGraw- Hill, New York, 1968.
[3] L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifshitz, “Quantum Mechanics,” Pergamon, Oxford, 1965.
[4] M. Jammer, “The Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics,” Wiley, New York, 1974.
[5] W. Schommers, “Space-Time and Quantum Phenomena,” In: W. Schommers, Ed., Quantum Theory and Pictures of Reality Springer, Berlin, 1989, pp. 217-277.
[6] S. Olszewski, “Magnetic Field Induction and Time Inter- vals of the Electron Transitions Approached on a Classi- cal and Quantum-Mechanical Way,” Journal of Modern Physics, Vol. 2, No. 11, 2011, pp. 1305-1309. doi:10.4236/jmp.2011.211161
[7] P. J. Vernier, “Photoemission,” In: E. Wolf, Ed., Progress in Optics, Vol. 14, North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1976, pp. 245-325.
[8] N. V. Smith and G. B. Fischer, “Photoemission Studies of the Alkali Metals. II. Rubidium and Caesium,” Physical Review B, Vol. 3, No. 11, 1971, pp. 3662-3670. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.3.3662
[9] N. W. Ashcroft and N. D. Mermin, “Solid State Physics,” Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1976.

comments powered by Disqus

Copyright © 2019 by authors and Scientific Research Publishing Inc.

Creative Commons License

This work and the related PDF file are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.