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Carbon nanotubes: new material applied to field emission display
Author(s): Jie Zhu; Dongjun Mao; Anyuan Cao; Bingqing Wei; Ji Liang; Cailu Xu; Dejie Li; Dehai Wu
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Paper Abstract

Field emission characteristics of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were investigated in this paper. CNTs were produced by the catalytic decomposition of hydrocarbons--propylene on the nickel films. The SEM images showed that CNTs were quite uniform and disordered; the average diameter is about 50 nm. The measurements were performed in a vacuum chamber at the pressure of 10-7 torr. The results showed the typical voltage-current characteristics, which qualitatively followed the conventional Fowler-Nordheim equation. In conclusion, CNTs appear to be an excellent field emission cathode material with stable and reproducible field emission characteristics and a lower onset field.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 1998
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3560, Display Devices and Systems II, (18 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319657
Show Author Affiliations
Jie Zhu, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Dongjun Mao, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Anyuan Cao, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Bingqing Wei, Tsinghua Univ. (United States)
Ji Liang, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Cailu Xu, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Dejie Li, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Dehai Wu, Tsinghua Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3560:
Display Devices and Systems II
Shou-Qian Ding; Bao Gang Wu, Editor(s)

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