TITLE

Ultralow biased field emitter using single-wall carbon nanotube directly grown onto silicon tip by thermal chemical vapor deposition

AUTHOR(S)
Matsumoto, Kazuhiko; Kinosita, Seizo; Gotoh, Yoshitaka; Uchiyama, Tetsuo; Manalis, Scott; Quate, Calvin
PUB. DATE
January 2001
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;1/22/2001, Vol. 78 Issue 4, p539
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A carbon-nanotube field emitter which has single-wall carbon nanotubes with a diameter of 1-2 nm grown directly onto the Si tips by thermal chemical vapor deposition was developed. Owing to the 10-20 times smaller diameter of the nanotube than the conventional silicon (Si) tip, the fabricated carbon-nanotube field emitter showed an ultralow threshold voltage of 10 V for the field emission of electrons, which is more than ten times smaller value than the conventional Si emitter.
ACCESSION #
4710932

 

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