COLD CATHODES FOR ELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$65,000.00
Award Year:
1994
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
27338
Agency Tracking Number:
27338
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Advanced Technology Materials (Currently Advanced Technologies/Laboratories Intl)
7 Commerce Dr, Danbury, CT, 06810
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Charles Beetz
(203) 794-1100
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE DEVELOPMENT OF COLD ELECTRON EMITTER TECHNOLOGY HAS THE POTENTIAL FOR BROADLY IMPACTING THE RAPIDLY GROWING AREA OF ELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY. COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE INSTRUMENTATION SUCH AS AUGER SPECTROMETERS TYPICALLY EMPLOY THERMIONIC ELECTRON SOURCES WHICH RESTRICT THEIR SCOPE OF USE THROUGH FILAMENT HEATING EFFECTS AND THERMAL CRACKING OF GASES ON FILAMENTS. THESE INSTRUMENTS ARE NOT CAPABLE OF PERFORMING TIME RESOLVED PHENOMENA ON THE SUBSECOND LEVEL. THE DEVELOPMENT OF A ROBUST COLD EMITTER CAPABLE OF HIGH FREQUENCY PULSED OPERATION WOULD NO ONLY SOLVE THESE PROBLEMS BUT, MORE IMPORTANTLY, IT WOULD ENABLE A REVOLUTIONARY NEW DEVELOPMENT IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF EXTREMELY HIGH-SPEED, HIGH-SENSITIVITY ELECTRON SPECTROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTATION EMPLOYING FAST FOURIER TRANSFORM (FFT) TIME OF FLIGHT MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES. RESEARCHERS ARE DETERMINING THE FEASIBILITY OF FABRICATING A COLD CATHODE ELECTRON SOURCE USING A NOVEL DIAMOND JUNCTION-BASED EMITTER.

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