Simulation and Design of Field Emitters

Robert B. Marcus, K. Ken Chin, Yun Yuan, Honjun Wang, William N. Carr

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Electron emission characteristics are described for two generic field emitter structures: a cone and a wedge. Effects of variations in emitter geometry on electron current, spectral and temporal dispersion of eletron emission, and emitter heating are calculated analytically and by computer simulation. Several guidelines for emitter design are suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1545-1550
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Electron Devices
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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