Field emission through atoms chemisorbed on a metal surface

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An exact general expression for the field emission current is derived under two alternative forms in the frame of a new formalism of tunnelling developed in preceding articles. This formalism is applied to study qualitatively the TED (total energy distribution) in the presence of a chemisorbed atom. It is shown in particular that the overlap between the atomic electronic state and the continuum of states of the vacuum induces, in the high-field regime, a non-negligible variation of the position and width of the resonance peak with the electric field. © 1972.

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Caroli, C., Lederer, D., & James, D. S. (1972). Field emission through atoms chemisorbed on a metal surface. Surface Science, 33(2), 228–253. https://doi.org/10.1016/0039-6028(72)90207-5

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