Accession Number:

AD0626822

Title:

STIMULATED ELECTRON EMISSION FROM GLASS SURFACE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HOLMAN (JOHN F) CO INC WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Under the influence of the external electric field of an open atmospheric Geiger counter, an induced emission of electrons by glass was observed after abrading the surface. Emission from a glass surface could be induced also by a gaseous discharge of a small Tesla coil into air atmosphere. Slight emission could be observed in darkness during a few minutes. Abraded glass surfaces showed also an emission of photoelectrons under blue light illumination. Preliminary observations show that the induced emission may also occur from a quartz glass surface. The induced emission observed indicates the possibility of producing F-centers or centers like them as defects in the deformed glass surface. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE