Accession Number:

AD0601384

Title:

RESEARCH IN FUNDAMENTAL PROCESSES OF ELECTRON EMISSION.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept., 1 May 61-31 Mar 64,

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV ST LOUIS MO

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Report Date:

1964-04-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

A target surface consisting of a metal base with a layer of either xenon or carbon dioxide frozen onto it was examined for its efficiency as a secondary electron emitter. The surface did not give spontaneous emission as in the Malter effect. The surface did, however, appear to acquire a strong positive surface charge, indicating that secondary electron emission exceeded the incident primary electron current. Further experiments with different surfaces are planned. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE