Ultra-Fast Field Emitter Array Vacuum Integrated Circuit Switching Device.
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A field-emitter switching device wherein a positive pulse is applied to a gate which is held at a bias potential V1 just below turn-on. A collector is held at a potential higher than the gate in order to collect emitted electrons from a field emitter source. As the voltage is applied to the gate, electrons are emitted immediately from the source and travel to the most positive potential at the collector. Because of the field emitter geometry, such electron transport is extremely fast. The ultra-fast switching speed is attained because the electrons reach near-maximum velocity within a few field tip diameters of the source. Author
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