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Lateral field emitters fabricated using carbon nanotubes

Teh, AS and Lee, S-B and Teo, KBK and Chhowalla, M and Milne, WI and Hasko, DG and Ahmed, H and Amaratunga, GAJ (2003) Lateral field emitters fabricated using carbon nanotubes. Microelectronic Engineering, 67-68. pp. 789-796. ISSN 0167-9317

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Abstract

We report on the fabrication of lateral emitters using carbon nanotubes (CNTs) grown via plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition (PECVD). Carbon nanotubes are dispersed randomly onto a substrate, mapped, contacted with metal, and by etching the substrate, a suspended lateral emitter structure is formed. Field emission measurements from the lateral emitters show a turn-on voltage as low as 12 V. The emission characteristics showed good fits to the Fowler-Nordheim (FN) theory indicating that conventional field emission was indeed observed from these devices. © 2003 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carbon nanotube Field emission Lateral
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div B > Electronics, Power & Energy Conversion
Div B > Solid State Electronics and Nanoscale Science
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:45
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2014 19:03
DOI: 10.1016/S0167-9317(03)00140-0