Field Emission in Vacuum Microelectronics

  • George Fursey
  • Ivor Brodie
  • Paul Schwoebel

Part of the Microdevices book series (MDPF)

About this book


Field emission is a phenomenon described by quantum mechanics. Its emission capability is millions times higher than that of any other known types of electron emission. Nowadays this phenomenon is experiencing a new life due to wonderful applications in the atomic resolution microscopy, in electronic holography, and in the vacuum micro- and nanoelectronics in general. The main field emission properties, and some most remarkable experimental facts and applications, are described in this book.


Experiment Potential electrons mechanics quantum mechanics

Authors and affiliations

  • George Fursey
    • 1
  1. 1.Russian Academy of Natural SciencesMoscowRussia

Editors and affiliations

  • Ivor Brodie
    • 1
  • Paul Schwoebel
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Palo Alto
  2. 2.SRI InternationalMenlo Park
  3. 3.University of New MexicoAlbuquerque

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