electronic work function

electronic work function

[i‚lek′trän·ik ′wərk ‚fəŋk·shən]
(solid-state physics)
The energy required to raise an electron with the Fermi energy in a solid to the energy level of an electron at rest in vacuum outside the solid.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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