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Carbon nanotubes and their potential field emission applications
Author(s): William I. Milne; Ken B. K. Teo; N. L. Rupesinghe; L. Gangloff; E. Minoux; J.-P. Schnell; Dominique Dieumegard; F. Peauger; Pierre Legagneux; David G. Hasko; Gehan A. J. Amaratunga; Didier Pribat
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Paper Abstract

Carbon nano-tubes are alternatives to conventional metal/silicon tips for field emission sources. They exhibit extraordinary field emission properties because of their high electrical conductivity, their high aspect ratio "whisker-like" shape for optimum geometrical field enhancement, and remarkable thermal stability. This paper will review the PECVD growth process, and the micro-fabrication techniques needed to produce well defined carbon nano-tube based micro-electron sources for use in a variety of applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 March 2005
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 5732, Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices II, (25 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.583352
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William I. Milne, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Ken B. K. Teo, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
N. L. Rupesinghe, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
L. Gangloff, Thales Research and Technology (France)
E. Minoux, Thales Research and Technology (France)
J.-P. Schnell, Thales Research and Technology (France)
Dominique Dieumegard, Thales Research and Technology (France)
F. Peauger, Thales Research and Technology (France)
Pierre Legagneux, Thales Research and Technology (France)
David G. Hasko, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Gehan A. J. Amaratunga, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Didier Pribat, LPICM, Ecole Polytechnique (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5732:
Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices II
Manijeh Razeghi; Gail J. Brown, Editor(s)

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