Simulation of Structure and Parameters of Field Emission Cathodes

  • Nikolay EgorovEmail author
  • Evgeny Sheshin
Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Microelectronics book series (MICROELECTR., volume 60)


In this chapter, simulation of a surface potential barrier is presented and method of determining the barrier permeability based on experimental data is proposed. It also presents simulation of current–voltage characteristics, surface structure and distribution of the work function over the surface of metal field-emission cathode for a model configuration of its vertices. Theoretical studies of the physical processes affecting the field-emission current density limits are discussed towards the end of the chapter.


Field Emission Normal Line Electric Intensity Spatial Charge Field Emission Cathode 
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  1. 1.Saint Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.MIPTDolgoprudny, Moscow regionRussia

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