Accession Number : ADD011665

Title :   Method for Predicting the Performance of Cathode Materials.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Haas,G A ; Shih,A ; Marrian,C R K

Report Date : 08 Jan 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This invention pertains to a method for predicting the proclivity of various materials to emit electrons, and thus their suitability for cathode fabrication. The method includes steps to determine the surface work function lowering by analyzing and comparing the Auger electron-energy spectra of a plurality of sample materials.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *CATHODES, *ELECTRON EMISSION, *AUGER ELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY, MATERIALS, SELECTION, METHODOLOGY, SPECTRUM ANALYSIS, EMISSION SPECTRA, ELECTRON ENERGY, SURFACE CHEMISTRY, ALKALINE EARTH METALS, BARIUM OXIDES, DIPOLE MOMENTS

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE