On the "Area Effect" in Metal-Dielectric-Metal Cathodes

S. A. Gyngazov, L. A. Troyan, P. E. Troyan

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Abstract

A method of increasing the emissive part of the area of metal-dielectric-metal (MDM) cathodes by forming microscopic protuberances on one of the electrodes by the photolithographic technique is presented. The manufacturing technology for Al-SiO2-Al thin-film structure with microprotuberances of the size of ∼1 μm is described. A mechanism for increasing the emission current is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)346-347
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Communications Technology and Electronics
Volume42
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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