Field emission from metal particles in a vacuum gap

Hurley R.E. and Parnell T.M. (1969) Field emission from metal particles in a vacuum gap. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 2 6: 881-888. doi:10.1088/0022-3727/2/6/313

Author Hurley R.E.
Parnell T.M.
Title Field emission from metal particles in a vacuum gap
Journal name Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-3727
Publication date 1969-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1088/0022-3727/2/6/313
Volume 2
Issue 6
Start page 881
End page 888
Total pages 8
Language eng
Subject 3101 Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
Abstract The motion of a charged metal particle which is itself a source of field emission has been investigated. It will be shown that the effect of electron emission from a particle may significantly affect its behaviour and may even reverse its direction of motion in the electric field within a vacuum gap. Cathode-directed particles have their energies increased by this process, while the reverse is true for anode-directed particles. These findings are in accord with the results of other investigators who have suggested that particle impact on the cathode of a vacuum gap is most likely to initiate vacuum breakdown.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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