Chapter 3. Theory of Field Emission
- Wei Zhu Ph.D.
Published Online: 15 APR 2002
Copyright © 2001 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
How to Cite
Jensen, K. L. (2001) Theory of Field Emission, in Vacuum Microelectronics (ed W. Zhu), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471224332.ch3
Bell Laboratories—Lucent Technologies, 600 Mountain Avenue, Murray Hill, NJ 07974, USA
- Published Online: 15 APR 2002
- Published Print: 1 OCT 2001
Print ISBN: 9780471322443
Online ISBN: 9780471224334
- emission theory;
- Fowler–Nordheim equation;
- electron tunneling;
- barrier height;
- image potential;
- space charge;
- field enhancement;
- one-dimensional theory;
- multi-dimensional structure
Chapter 3 presents a broad and representative review of the complex and diverse theoretical work on field emission. It proceeds from basic theory to more advanced topics and covers:
Basic field emission concepts, including tunneling, current density, barrier height, chemical potential, image charge potential, field enhancement, emission area, space charge, transconductance, modulation frequency, and transit time
One-dimensional tunneling theory for metals and semiconductors
Multi-dimensional emission structures, such as hyperbolic and ellipsoidal structures and nanoprotrusions.