Three-dimensional simulation of novel surface conduction electron-emitters

Hsiang Yu Lo*, Yiming Li, Hsueh Yung Chao, Chih Hao Tsai, Fu-Ming Pan, Ting Chen Kuo, Mai Liu, Chi Neng Mo

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We for the first time explore a novel structure of Pd thin-film emitter fabricated on the substrate with various gaps ranging from 30 nm to 90 nm. With the 3D electromagnetic particle-in-cell (PIC) simulation, we study the conducting mechanism and driving current for the new device with one palladium field emission emitter. Compared with the experimental data, our calibrated simulation predicts a high emission efficiency of the investigated device structure. It is found that the turn-on voltage is about 50V and a very high electron emission current of 0.1 mA is estimated at the anode voltage of 80 V for one emitter. The novel structure of surface conduction electron-emitter (SCE) has the advantages of the simple fabrication and the high emission efficiency. Based upon the numerical procedure, we are currently investigating the emission efficiency for more advanced structures of SCE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)586-589
Number of pages4
JournalDigest of Technical Papers - SID International Symposium
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2007
Event2007 SID International Symposium - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 23 May 200725 May 2007


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