Reproducibility of O- negative ion emission from C12A7 crystal surface

Quanxin Li, Katsuro Hayashi, Masateru Nishioka, Hideo Kashiwagi, Masahiro Hirano, Yoshifumi Torimoto, Hideo Hosono, Masayoshi Sadakata

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Reproducibility, stability and oxygen-pressure dependence of O- negative ion emission from a synthesized crystal 12CaO · 7Al2O3 (C12A7) surface have been investigated. We found the continuous O- implantation into the C12A7 crystal can be simply realized by supplying electron and oxygen on the Au-deposited C12A7 surface via electrocatalytic reactions. The O- emission from the consumed C12A7 surface was recovered after the implantation operation (O2:0.13 Pa; 770°C) for 30 minutes. In contrast, the implantation influence on electron emission is negligible. The O- emission intensity is nearly constant in the O2 pressure lower than 1 × 10-3 Pa. The O- implantation mechanism will be addressed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L530-L532
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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