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work function

n.
The minimum amount of energy required to remove an electron from the surface of a metal.
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work function

n
1. (General Physics) physics the minimum energy required to transfer an electron from a point within a solid to a point just outside its surface. Symbol: φ or Φ
2. (General Physics) thermodynamics another name (not now used because of confusion with sense 1) for Helmholtz function
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The efficiency of solar cell also depends on the work function [9] of the front and back contacts.
The surface energies, work function, bulk modulus, elastic constants, and electronic state density of seven basic alpha uranium surfaces were calculated and the results are presented in Section 3.
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The Thyme diner wasn't tested as I had eaten at an earlier work function, but the menu board showed a mix of burgers, steaks, curries, pizzas and so forth.
For semiconductors, the work function is the minimum energy needed by electrons at the bottom of the semiconductor to escape externally.
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In addition, we have characterized both N(P) FinFETs by increasing (decreasing) the work function of the back gate by 0.2 eV with respect to their symmetric values ([0.sub.N] = 4.8 eV and [0.sub.P] = 4.4 eV).