The work function of the elements and its periodicity

  title={The work function of the elements and its periodicity},
  author={Herbert B. Michaelson},
  journal={Journal of Applied Physics},
A new compilation, based on a literature search for the period 1969–1976, is made of experimental data on the work function. For these 44 elements, preferred values are selected on the basis of valid experimental conditions. Older values, which are widely accepted, are given for 19 other elements on which there is no recent literature, and are so identified. In the data for the 63 elements, trends that occur simultaneously in both the columns and the rows of the periodic table are shown to be… Expand

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