Physics of Schottky Electron Sources: Theory and Optimum Operation.pdf
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.
This book comprehensively covers the theoretical and practical aspects of the Schottky electron emitter. The main questions that will be addressed in this book are What is the Schottky electron emitter? How does it work? and How do its properties affect the performance of electron beam equipment? The author focuses on the direct link between the operating conditions of the source and the properties of the beam at the target level.