Re-generable Field Emission Cathodes Part II : Quenched Emitter Performance Analyses

@inproceedings{Makela2010RegenerableFE,
  title={Re-generable Field Emission Cathodes Part II : Quenched Emitter Performance Analyses},
  author={Jason M. Makela and Robert L. Washeleski and Lyon B. King},
  year={2010}
}
Field emission cathodes have been considered for use as neutralizers on electric propulsion systems. In order to be compatible with EP, the field emission electron sources must be capable of long-life operation and must be robust enough to survive in a wide range of vacuum environments. This paper reports on field-emitters that can achieve long life due to… CONTINUE READING