Field-enhanced thermionic-emission diode experiment

  • William Hant
  • Published 1979 in IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices


The analysis and experimental results are presented for a cylindrical field-enhanced thermionic-emission diode. The diode was designed to simulate the cathode electric field, emission-current density, and vacuum environment anticipated for large-area repetitively pulsed guns required for UV and visible laser excitation. Test results indicate that up to 800… (More)

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