Electroluminescence and electron emission in planar MIM structures

Newton, M. I. and McHale, Glen (1994) Electroluminescence and electron emission in planar MIM structures. International Journal of Electronics, 76 (5). pp. 717-721. ISSN 0020-7217

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Simultaneous measurements of conduction current, electron emission and electroluminescence in planar metal-insulator-metal gold structures have been performed. The development of the electrical characteristics of the devices from electroforming to sample degradation is reported. Both electroluminescence and electron emission are observed as the samples electroform. Subsequent current-voltage cycles show peaks in the conduction current, electroluminescence and electron emission. A strong correlation is observed between the voltages at which the peaks in the conduction current and electroluminescence occur. There is also a subsidiary peak in the electron emission at higher values of applied voltage corrresponding to the region of maximum negative differential resistance. The dependence of these effects on pressure has also been investigated.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F300 Physics
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2017 11:03
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 18:32
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/31027

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