Accession Number : AD0276213

Title :   EXO-ELECTRON EMISSION AND RELATED ELECTRON EMISSIONS (A REVIEW OF THE PRESENT STATE OF THE ART)

Descriptive Note : Research rept.

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : MUELLER,HERBERT J.

Report Date : 20 DEC 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : Many solids emit electrons after excitation by energy interaction, by plastic deformation, or during phase transitions. These electron aftercurrents are usually very small, and their intensity decreases with progressing time after the excitation. The phenomenon is known as exo-electron emission, Kramer-effect, delayed electron emission, or electron after-current. The experimental results available so far are reported, and their sometimes controversial interpretations are discussed. The review is based on a complete literature survey of this topic. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTRONS, *IONIC CURRENT, DEFORMATION, ENERGY, EXCITATION, FIELD EMISSION, PLASTICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE