Variation in electron work function with temperature and its effect on the Young’s modulus of metals

@article{Rahemi2015VariationIE,
title={Variation in electron work function with temperature and its effect on the Young’s modulus of metals},
author={R. Rahemi and Dongyang Li},
journal={Scripta Materialia},
year={2015},
volume={99},
pages={41-44}
}

Properties of metals are fundamentally determined by their electron behavior, which is largely reflected by the electron work function ( φ ). Recent studies have demonstrated that many properties of metallic materials are directly related to φ , which may provide a simple but fundamental parameter for material design. Since material properties are affected by temperature, in this article a simple model is proposed to correlate the work function with temperature, expressed as φ ( T ) = φ 0… CONTINUE READING