Electron Amplification in Diamond

Smedley, J.; Ben-Zvi, I.; Burrill, A.; Chang, X.; Grimes, J.; Rao, T.; Segalov, Z.; Wu, Q.
November 2006
AIP Conference Proceedings;2006, Vol. 877 Issue 1, p672
Academic Journal
We report on recent progress toward development of secondary emission “amplifiers” for photocathodes. Secondary emission gain of over 300 has been achieved in transmission mode and emission mode for a variety of diamond samples. Techniques of sample preparation, including hydrogenation to achieve negative electron affinity (NEA), have been adapted to this application. © 2006 American Institute of Physics


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