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Correlation between photoemissive and morphological properties of KBr thin film photocathodes

Rai, R and Triloki, Triloki and Singh, BK and Jammal, NFA (2018) Correlation between photoemissive and morphological properties of KBr thin film photocathodes. In: NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT, 912 (SI). pp. 6-10.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2017.09.049


In the present work, the morphological properties of KBr photocathodes are correlated with their photoemissive behavior using a combination of analyzing techniques including SEM, TEM and AFM. From morphological studies, it is observed that KBr films have granular characteristics with varied average grain size and grain density. Structure and orientation of individual grains have been investigated by selected area electron diffraction technique and found to be the crystalline in nature with a face centered cubic structure. It is evident from the AFM analysis that the root mean square roughness and maximum area peak height have been decreased with the deposition of more KBr layers. The photoemission studies reveal that the resultant photocurrent is enhanced with increasing film thickness and it is directly related to the surface area coverage and grain density. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: 8th International Conference on New Developments in Photodetection (NDIP), Tours, FRANCE, JUL, 2017
Keywords: KBr films; Surface morphology; Grain size; Photocurrent
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
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Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2019 13:05
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2019 13:05
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/61439

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