Demonstration of vacuum field emission from a self-assembling biomolecular microstructure composite

Kirkpatrick, D.A.; Bergeron, G.L.
March 1992
Applied Physics Letters;3/30/1992, Vol. 60 Issue 13, p1556
Academic Journal
Demonstrates a vacuum field emission from ungated field emitter array fabricated from self-assembling biomolecular microstructures. Use of diacetylenic lipid to form tubules for metal deposition; Enhancement of electric field by sharp edges of exposed metal tubules; Suitability of the surface micromorphology for high brightness electron beam generation.


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