Large area polycrystalline diamond films as high current photocathodes for linear induction accelerators

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Investigations are underway at Los Alamos to develop a new generation of high current, low source temperature photo cathodes able to operate in vacuum environments with pressures above 10e-6 torr without poisoning or degradation of emission properties. Polycrystalline diamond films are emerging as the ideal material for these photocathodes. Robustness, high quantum efficiency and high thermal conductivity are fundamental necessary attributes that are found in diamond. The high electron/hole mobility in the boron doped diamond lattice and the ability to create a negative electron affinity surface through downward band bending allow for high current density emission with quantum efficiencies of ... continued below

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Shurter, R.P.; Moir, D.C.; Devlin, D.J. & Springer, R.W. August 1, 1997.

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Investigations are underway at Los Alamos to develop a new generation of high current, low source temperature photo cathodes able to operate in vacuum environments with pressures above 10e-6 torr without poisoning or degradation of emission properties. Polycrystalline diamond films are emerging as the ideal material for these photocathodes. Robustness, high quantum efficiency and high thermal conductivity are fundamental necessary attributes that are found in diamond. The high electron/hole mobility in the boron doped diamond lattice and the ability to create a negative electron affinity surface through downward band bending allow for high current density emission with quantum efficiencies of 0.5% when illuminated by a ArF laser. We report the results to date toward the development of a four kiloampere photocathode with a source temperature below 5eV for the DARHT linear induction Accelerator

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  • Diamond 1997, Edinburgh (United Kingdom), 3-8 Aug 1997

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  • Other: DE98002648
  • Report No.: LA-UR--97-3019
  • Report No.: CONF-9708142--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 626142
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc692516

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Shurter, R.P.; Moir, D.C.; Devlin, D.J. & Springer, R.W. Large area polycrystalline diamond films as high current photocathodes for linear induction accelerators, article, August 1, 1997; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc692516/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.