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|Title:||The trapping and distribution of charge in polarized polymethylmethacrylate under electron-beam irradiation|
|Citation:||Song, Z.G., Gong, H., Ong, C.K. (1997-06-07). The trapping and distribution of charge in polarized polymethylmethacrylate under electron-beam irradiation. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 30 (11) : 1561-1565. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1088/0022-3727/30/11/004|
|Abstract:||A scanning electron microscope (SEM) mirror-image method (MIM) is employed to investigate the charging behaviour of polarized polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) under electron-beam irradiation. An ellipsoid is used to model the trapped charge distribution and a fitting method is employed to calculate the total amount of the trapped charge and its distribution parameters. The experimental results reveal that the charging ability decreases with increasing applied electric field, which polarizes the PMMA sample, whereas the trapped charge distribution is elongated along the direction of the applied electric field and increases with increasing applied electric field. The charges are believed to be trapped in some localization states, of activation energy and radius estimated to be about 19.6 meV and 4.6 × 10-8 m, respectively.|
|Source Title:||Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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