INVESTIGATION OF TRANSIENT PROCESSES IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF FIELD-ELECTRON EMISSION FROM GERMANIUM.

M. K. El Nimr, N. V. Egorov, G. N. Fursei

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Abstract

An investigation was made of transient processes occurring in the establishment of steady-state field-electron emission from germanium. These processes are due to the finite time needed for changes in the space-change region after the application of an electric field. A residual relaxation effect was observed. This effect occurred in fields corresponding to parts II and III of the current - voltage characteristic. The effect depended strongly on the anode voltage and on the magnitude and sign of a steady-state bias applied in advance of the pulses. The observations are explained by postulating charging of the trapping centers located in the space-charge region of the semiconductor field emitter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-172
Number of pages2
JournalSov Phys Solid State
Volume17
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1975

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