Electronic surface states of a dielectric film on a metal substrate

Milton Walter Cole

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Abstract

An electron near the surface of liquid or solid He, Ne, or H2 is excluded from the interior of the medium because of a net repulsive interaction with the atoms or molecules composing it. If a layer of such a material is situated on a conductor these electrons may become localized near the insulator-vapor interface, bound there by polarization forces. We discuss the properties of these states and determine their lifetime prior to electron tunneling through the insulator to the metal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4418-4422
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume3
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1971

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insulators
electron tunneling
electronics
metals
electrons
conductors
vapors
life (durability)
polarization
liquids
atoms
molecules
interactions

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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Cole, Milton Walter. / Electronic surface states of a dielectric film on a metal substrate. In: Physical Review B. 1971 ; Vol. 3, No. 12. pp. 4418-4422.
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