25 March 2005 Carbon nanotubes and their potential field emission applications
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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.
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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, "Carbon nanotubes and their potential field emission applications", Proc. SPIE 5732, Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices II, (25 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.583352; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.583352
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