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Electron emission from arrays of carbon nanotubes/fibres

Milne, WI and Teo, KBK and Chhowalla, M and Amaratunga, GAJ and Pribat, D and Legagneux, P and Pirio, G and Bihn, VT and Semet, V (2002) Electron emission from arrays of carbon nanotubes/fibres. Current Applied Physics, 2. pp. 509-513. ISSN 1567-1739

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Abstract

The overall aim of this work is to produce arrays of field emitting microguns, based on carbon nanotubes, which can be utilised in the manufacture of large area field emitting displays, parallel e-beam lithography systems and electron sources for high frequency amplifiers. This paper will describe the work carried out to produce patterned arrays of aligned multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) using a dc plasma technique and a Ni catalyst. We will discuss how the density of the carbon nanotube/fibres can be varied by reducing the deposition yield through nickel interaction with a diffusion layer or by direct lithographic patterning of the Ni catalyst to precisely define the position of each nanotube/fibre. Details of the field emission behaviour of the different arrays of MWCNTS will also be presented. © 2002 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div B > Electronics, Power & Energy Conversion
Div B > Solid State Electronics and Nanoscale Science
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email sms67@cam.ac.uk
Date Deposited: 18 May 2016 18:37
Last Modified: 26 May 2016 22:11
DOI: 10.1016/S1567-1739(02)00166-9