Photostimulated field emission - triangular barrier model

Carey Schwartz, Milton W. Cole

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Photostimulated field emission (PSE) should prove to be an extremely useful probe of electronic states. We report on a generalization and extension of a previous theory to the case of a simple triangular barrier model of the surface potential. Results for both dj dε{lunate}, the differential current per unit energy, and j F2 are presented, where F is the applied electric field. These differ from the approximate results of Bagchi which are not valid at high field. The dependence of J on the transmission coefficient is shown to arise in a natural way.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L243-L248
JournalSurface Science
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - May 2 1980

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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