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Chemically stable visible light photoemission electron source

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A method of producing electrons via photoemission comprising providing diamond doped p-type with boron, treating a surface of the diamond by exposing it to atomic hydrogen inside an ultrahigh vacuum chamber, illuminating the surface with photons, and extracting the photoemitted electrons. A chemically stable visible light photoemission electron source comprising a diamond film having a surface terminated with hydrogen and a light source.

Inventors: 
Shaw, Jonathan L.; Hanna, Jeremy
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Materials and Coatings
FIle Date: 
2014-06-16
Grant Date: 
2016-08-23
Grant time: 
799 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
14
Claim count percentile rank: 
4
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY