2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2007 - 10th Annual

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

D.L. Niemann, B.P. Ribaya, N. Gunther, M. Rahman, J. Leung and C.V. Nguyen
ELORET Corp./NASA Ames Research Center, US

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

Abstract:
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.

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