Accession Number:

AD0600434

Title:

STUDY OF FIELD ASSISTED PHOTOCONDUCTIVITY.

Descriptive Note:

Technical documentary rept., 1 Apr 63-1 Apr 64,

Corporate Author:

WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP ELMIRA N Y

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Report Date:

1964-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

The work reported here was undertaken to investigate the fabrication and performance of a Vidicon target which included a thin insulator layer. A model metal-insulator-semiconductor structure is postulated, to develop the mechanism of carrier conduction through the target. Storage photoconductors and thin layers of various dielectrics are chosen to explore some of the structure details. Performance data such as sensitivity and response time, is determined for the Vidicon targets. The results indicate that certain characteristics of the photoconductor are changed with the inclusion of an insulator, but these are not necessarily explained by earlier appeals to a tunneling mechanism. A vidicon target with high sensitivity and good response time is developed which may have many useful applications. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE