RESEARCH IN ELECTRON EMISSION FROM SEMICONDUCTORS
DAVID SARNOFF RESEARCH CENTER PRINCETON NJ
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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.
- Solid State Physics