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Title: Tunable quantum confinement and quantum dot photocathode

Abstract

A tunable photocathode for use in vacuum electronic devices includes a nanostructured photoemission layer including quantum confined nanostructures, such as quantum dots. The quantum confined nanostructures can be tuned (e.g., prepared to have various characteristics or parameters) in order to independently optimize various characteristics of the electron beam emitted by the photocathode. For example, by changing the material composition, size and geometry of the quantum confined nanostructures, the energy levels of the quantum confined nanostructures in the photoemission layer can be tuned to provide a photocathode having a high quantum efficiency, low emittance, fast response time to incident light pulses, long operational lifetime, and increased environmental stability compared with conventional photocathodes and cathodes in vacuum electronic devices.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1576418
Patent Number(s):
10,395,882
Application Number:
15/799,796
Assignee:
Triad National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2017 Oct 31
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Moody, Nathan, Pietryga, Jeffrey, and Robel, Istvan. Tunable quantum confinement and quantum dot photocathode. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Moody, Nathan, Pietryga, Jeffrey, & Robel, Istvan. Tunable quantum confinement and quantum dot photocathode. United States.
Moody, Nathan, Pietryga, Jeffrey, and Robel, Istvan. Tue . "Tunable quantum confinement and quantum dot photocathode". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1576418.
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abstractNote = {A tunable photocathode for use in vacuum electronic devices includes a nanostructured photoemission layer including quantum confined nanostructures, such as quantum dots. The quantum confined nanostructures can be tuned (e.g., prepared to have various characteristics or parameters) in order to independently optimize various characteristics of the electron beam emitted by the photocathode. For example, by changing the material composition, size and geometry of the quantum confined nanostructures, the energy levels of the quantum confined nanostructures in the photoemission layer can be tuned to provide a photocathode having a high quantum efficiency, low emittance, fast response time to incident light pulses, long operational lifetime, and increased environmental stability compared with conventional photocathodes and cathodes in vacuum electronic devices.},
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