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B1: Workfunction Values (Reference Table)

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  • Work function of elements, in units of electron volt (eV).

    Ag 4.26 – 4.74
    Au 5.1 – 5.47
    Be 4.98
    Ca 2.87
    Co 5
    Cu 4.53 – 5.10
    Ga 4.32
    Hg 4.475
    K 2.29
    Lu ~3.3
    Mo 4.36 – 4.95
    Nd 3.2
    Pb 4.25
    Rb 2.261
    Ru 4.71
    Se 5.9
    Sn 4.42
    Tb 3.00
    Ti 4.33
    V 4.3
    Yb 2.60
    Al 4.06 – 4.26
    B ~4.45
    Bi 4.31
    Cd 4.08
    Cr 4.5
    Eu 2.5
    Gd 2.90
    In 4.09
    La 3.5
    Mg 3.66
    Na 2.36
    Ni 5.04 – 5.35
    Pd 5.22 – 5.6
    Re 4.72
    Sb 4.55 – 4.7
    Si 4.60 – 4.85
    Sr ~2.59
    Te 4.95
    Tl ~3.84
    W 4.32 – 5.22
    Zn 3.63 – 4.9
    As 3.75
    Ba 2.52 – 2.7
    C ~5
    Ce 2.9
    Cs 2.1
    Fe: 4.67 – 4.81
    Hf 3.9
    Ir 5.00 – 5.67
    Li 2.9
    Mn 4.1
    Nb 3.95 – 4.87
    Os 5.93
    Pt 5.12 – 5.93
    Rh 4.98
    Sc 3.5
    Sm 2.7
    Ta 4.00 – 4.80
    Th 3.4
    U 3.63 – 3.90
    Y 3.1
    Zr 4.05