The feasibility of computer simulation of electronic relaxation at a semiconductor-vacuum interface under a strong electric field is demonstrated. A kinetic description of conduction band electrons in a space-charge region layer with a self-consistent electric field under electron-impurity and electron-phonon scattering is developed by the particle method and Monte Carlo procedure. Results for the transient electronic process in a semiconductor field emitter are given.
Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials