Limitation of the field emission current density by the space charge of the emitted electrons

A. V. Batrakov, I. V. Pegel', D. I. Proskurovskiǐ

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Rigorous and exact calculations are used to show that in earlier analytic studies of this problem by Barbour et al. [Phys. Rev. 92, 45 (1953)] and Aǐzenberg [Zh. Tekh. Fiz 11, 2079 (1954)], the influence of the electron space charge was not taken into account very accurately. It is shown that the real field of action is much weaker than that calculated geometrically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)454-455
Number of pages2
JournalTechnical Physics Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes


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