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Journal of Nanophotonics

Memristive model of hysteretic field emission from carbon nanotube arrays
Author(s): Dmitriy V. Gorodetskiy; Artem V. Gusel'nikov; Sergey N. Shevchenko; Mikhail A. Kanygin; Aleksandr V. Okotrub; Yuriy V. Pershin
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Paper Abstract

Some instances of electron field emitters are characterized by frequency-dependent hysteresis in their current–voltage characteristics. We argue that such emitters can be classified as memristive systems and introduce a general framework to describe their response. As a specific example of our approach, we consider field emission from a carbon nanotube array. Our experimental results demonstrate a low-field hysteresis, which is likely caused by an electrostatic alignment of some of the nanotubes in the applied field. We formulate a memristive model of such phenomena, whose results are in agreement with the experimental results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 February 2016
PDF: 6 pages
J. Nanophoton. 10(1) 012524 doi: 10.1117/1.JNP.10.012524
Published in: Journal of Nanophotonics Volume 10, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Dmitriy V. Gorodetskiy, Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry (Russia)
Artem V. Gusel'nikov, Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry (Russia)
Sergey N. Shevchenko, Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering (Ukraine)
V. Karazin Kharkov National Univ. (Ukraine)
Mikhail A. Kanygin, Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry (Russian Federation)
Novosibirsk State Univ. (Russian Federation)
Aleksandr V. Okotrub, Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry (Russia)
Novosibirsk State Univ. (Russia)
Yuriy V. Pershin, Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry (Russia)
Univ. of South Carolina (United States)


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