Doping of graphite by an alkaline-earth metal to reduce the work function

AS Baturin*, KN Nikolski, AI Knyazev, RG Tchesov, EP Sheshin

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A technique for reducing the work function of a field-emission graphite cathode by doping it by an alkaline-earth metal (barium) is suggested. A model of formation of a barium monolayer on the cathode surface is proposed. Field-emission tests show that the operating voltage of the doped cathode is lower than that of the undoped one with the same emission current. (C) 2004 MAIK "Nauka / Interperiodica".

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)342-344
Number of pages3
JournalTechnical physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2004



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