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Physics of Schottky Electron Sources

Theory and Optimum Operation, 1st Edition

By Merijntje Bronsgeest

Pan Stanford

266 pages

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The Schottky electron emitter is a predominant electron-emitting source in today's electron beam equipment. This book comprehensively covers the Schottky emitter, dealing with its theoretical as well as practical aspects. The main questions that are addressed in this book are: what is the Schottky electron emitter? How does it work? And how do its

Table of Contents

Introduction. Electron Emission from a Surface. Emission from a Schottky Emitter. Emission from the End Facet. The Final Beam for Applications. Geometrical Stability. Optimum Operation. Appendix A. Procedures for Monitoring in a Few Commercial Systems. Appendix B. Procedure to Characterize System Performance. References. Summary. Samenvatting. Acknowledgements. Curriculum Vitae.

About the Author

Merijn Bronsgeest obtained her M.Sc. cum laude in 2004 at the Materials Science & Engineering department at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, being honored with the award for Best MS&E Graduate of the Year. She earned her Ph.D. in applied physics cum laude from the same university in 2009 for her work on Schottky electron sources, which was a project in collaboration with FEI Company. In 2009 Merijn went to the University of Maryland to work on carbon nanotubes. In a first project, she designed and fabricated a write-one-read-many memory based on carbon nanotube transistors. After that, she focused on the characterization of thermal transport properties of carbon nanotubes with an in situ TEM technique. In 2011 she participated in a session of the Global School of Advanced Studies on graphene in Grenoble, France. This led to her moving to Grenoble in 2012 to work at CEA as a Eurotalents fellow on new two-dimensional materials.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Microscopes & Microscopy
SCIENCE / Physics
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / Microelectronics