Zeitschrift für Physik

, Volume 165, Issue 4, pp 464–484

Über die an Metallen durch Elektronen ausgelöste sichtbare und ultraviolette Strahlung

An massiven Metallen ausgelöste Strahlung

Authors

  • H. Boersch
    • I. Physikalischen Institut der Technischen Universität Berlin
  • C. Radeloff
    • I. Physikalischen Institut der Technischen Universität Berlin
  • G. Sauerbrey
    • I. Physikalischen Institut der Technischen Universität Berlin
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01381902

Cite this article as:
Boersch, H., Radeloff, C. & Sauerbrey, G. Z. Physik (1961) 165: 464. doi:10.1007/BF01381902

Abstract

A surface of a metal hit by electrons emits a radiation. Its spectrum covers the range of visible light and the ultra violett. This radiation was first observed byLilienfeld. We found that this radiation is not attributed to surface contaminations since it is also emitted from extremly clean metal surfaces.

Spectrum, polarization, intensity, and temperature dependence of the radiation emitted by several metals were investigated. These measurements indicate that the Lilienfeld radiation can be interpreted as the transition radiation predicted byGinsburg andFrank. The possibilities of excitation of bremsstrahlung and plasma radiation are discussed.

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