User talk:RGForbes

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Hi! I am a former academic of the University of Surrey (UK), now retired from teaching but still active in research and attached to the University's "Advanced Technology Institute". My research interests are in the basic physical theory of high-electric-field nanoscale effects at surfaces, including the emission of ions and electrons, and in the theory of applying these processes to the machines of nanotechnology and to advanced technological devices. Right now, I have a particular interest in clarifying the basic theory of field electron emission, and in extending it to emitting materials other than bulk metals (in particular, carbon nanotubes). I actually prefer to be called "Richard", but there already seems to be a "Richard Forbes" (not me) in Wikipedia. (RGForbes (talk) 23:41, 24 February 2009 (UTC))

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I noticed you made a significant improvement to the thermionic emission article. Since you seem to know a bit about surface physics etc... could I interest you in joining WikiProject Physics? If you have any question about anything, feel free to ask me. Headbomb {ταλκκοντριβς – WP Physics} 15:42, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Fermi level[edit]

Hello Dr. Forbes,

I made an extensive rewrite of Fermi level. I agree that it's a good idea to have a dedicated article on this topic. I tried to incorporate into my rewrite the good and useful content that you already had on the page, but please feel free to discuss (or just change) places where I made things worse, or anywhere else that could use elaboration or improvement.

Thank you! --Steve (talk) 07:00, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

Energy referencing in Fermi level article[edit]

FYI See Fermi level talk page section: In article, discussion of energy referencing. Regards, --Bob K31416 (talk) 22:40, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Electromotive force[edit]

Hi RG:

I've totally re-written electromotive force, and being much too close to the final product, would appreciate your looking it over. Thank you. Brews ohare (talk) 14:51, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Electric potential difference[edit]

In Talk:Electric potential you wrote "It has been known to research scientists in some branches of science, for about 60 years, that "voltage" and "electric potential" are slightly different concepts." Could you explain what the difference is, and what sources explain the difference? --Jc3s5h (talk) 16:54, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

Hi RGForbes[edit]

Hi! this is your classmate in the wikipedia workshop. Your research about solid surfaces sounds very interesting! --Sanchogalileo (talk) 13:05, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

IoP workshop[edit]

Thanks very much! MartinPoulter (talk) 13:09, 1 September 2011 (UTC)