Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2009

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A

Volume

27

Issue

5

First Page

1249

Last Page

1250

DOI

10.1116/1.3168561

Abstract

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.

Comments

The following article appeared in Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A 27, no. 5 (2009): 1249–1250, doi:10.1116/1.3168561.

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Copyright Owner

American Vacuum Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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