Accession Number:

AD0296369

Title:

RESEARCH IN ELECTRON EMISSION FROM SEMICONDUCTORS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DAVID SARNOFF RESEARCH CENTER PRINCETON NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

117.0

Abstract:

These studies of hot electron emission from semiconductors include a review of the literature on hot electron effects in semiconductors and the theoretical study of electron-electron inter-ACTIONS IN SEMICONDUCTORS AND METALS. The requirements for a p-n junction hot electron emitter are di cussed, and a method of preparation of these emitters of silicon and studies of their properties are described. An emitter with an injection contact is described but emission measurements of this device have not been made. Attempts to clean silicon in vacuum by low temperature heating and by argon bombardment without annealing are discussed. Measurements on the interaction of cesium with silicon are reported. While it has not yet been possible to produce an emitter with optimum properties, the groundwork for such an emitter has been laid.

Subject Categories:

  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE