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Using First-principles Simulations to Discover Materials with Ultra-low Work Functions for Energy Conversion Applications

Start Date: September 2011


Roger T. Howe, Department of Electrical Engineering; Jens K. Nørskov, Departments of Chemical Engineering and of Photon Science (SLAC); Piero A. Pianetta, Departments of Electrical Engineering and of Photon Science (SLAC), Stanford University

Annual Reports


  • Voss, J., A. Vojvodic, S. H. Chou, R. T. Howe, I. Bargatin, and F. Abild-Pedersen. “Thermionic current densities from first principles.” Journal of Chemical Physics 138, No. 20, 204701-6 (2013).

Updated July 2015