Nanotech 2007 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2007 Vol. 1
Technical Proceedings of the 2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 1

Carbon Nanotubes Chapter 1

Individual Carbon Nanotube Cold Field Emitters: Experimental and Modeling Studies of Integrated System Architecture

Authors: D.L. Niemann, B.P. Ribaya, N. Gunther, M. Rahman, J. Leung and C.V. Nguyen

Affilation: ELORET Corp./NASA Ames Research Center, United States

Pages: 73 - 75

Keywords: carbon nanotubes, cold field emitters, nanostructure system architecture

Individual carbon nanotube (CNT) cold field emitters are promising point electron sources because of their low energy spread, high brightness, and low power consumption [1-3]. Potential high-resolution applications for these efficient electron sources include advanced miniaturized electron microscopy and high throughput electron beam nanolithography. Precise fabrication and optimal design of device structures from the nano-scale to the macro-scale has been a great challenge to realizing feasible nanotechnology applications. In this paper, we demonstrate a novel fabrication technique for robust vertically oriented individual carbon nanotube field emission devices. Results form experimental and Modeling Studies of the CNT cathodes are presented.

ISBN: 1-4200-6182-8
Pages: 726
Hardcopy: $139.95

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