Dresden, Max Formerly, Institute for Theoretical Physics, State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York.
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A constant occurring in practically all statistical formulas and having a numerical value of 1.3807 × 10−23 joule/K. It is represented by the letter k. If the temperature T is measured from absolute zero, the quantity kT has the dimensions of an energy and is usually called the thermal energy. At 300 K (room temperature), kT = 0.0259 eV.
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