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Electrical and field emission investigation of individual carbon nanotubes from plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition

Milne, WI and Teo, KBK and Chhowalla, M and Amaratunga, GAJ and Lee, SB and Hasko, DG and Ahmed, H and Groening, O and Legagneux, P and Gangloff, L and Schnell, JP and Pirio, G and Pribat, D and Castignolles, M and Loiseau, A and Semet, V and Thien Binh, V (2003) Electrical and field emission investigation of individual carbon nanotubes from plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition. Diamond and Related Materials, 12. pp. 422-428. ISSN 0925-9635

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Abstract

Plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition (PECVD) is a controlled technique for the production of vertically aligned multiwall carbon nanotubes for field emission applications. In this paper, we investigate the electrical properties of individual carbon nanotubes which is important for designing field emission devices. PECVD nanotubes exhibit a room temperature resistance of 1-10 kΩ/μm length (resistivity 10-6 to 10-5 Ω m) and have a maximum current carrying capability of 0.2-2 mA (current density 107-108 A/cm2). The field emission characteristics show that the field enhancement of the structures is strongly related to the geometry (height/radius) of the structures and maximum emission currents of ∼ 10 μA were obtained. The failure of nanotubes under field emission is also discussed. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electrical characterisation Field emission Nanotubes Plasma chemical vapour deposition
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 11:26
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 02:31
DOI: 10.1016/S0925-9635(02)00292-3