Journal or Book Title
Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A
The work function of a surface is one of its most basic and inﬂuential features. It has long been recognized that work function controls thermionic and ﬁeld emission. The work function of a solid surface affects charge transfer to or from an adsorbate. It inﬂuences the electron tunneling probability between surfaces. It plays a role in quantization of electron states parallel to the surface in metal-supported metallic nanoislands. There is also evidence linking the work function of a metal surface to its friction coefﬁcient.
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Ünal, Barış; Sato, Yu; Bartelt, N. C.; Duden, T.; Jenks, Cynthia J.; Schmid, A. K.; and Thiel, Patricia A., "Work function of a quasicrystal surface: Icosahedral Al–Pd–Mn" (2009). Chemistry Publications. 23.