In our previous paper (Arif etal 2011 Nanotechnology 22 355709), we developed a method to prepare metallic nanowiregraphene hybrid nanostructures and applied it to the fabrication of flexible field emission devices. For the quantitative analysis of the devices, the basic FowlerNordheim model was used. However, as pointed out by Forbes (2012 Nanotechnology 23 288001) the basic FowlerNordheim model should be corrected when the quantum confinement effect and the screening effect are considered. Forbes also developed a method that checks quantitatively the consistency between the experimental data and the theoretical assumptions. These discussions should provide an important theoretical framework in the quantitative analysis of our devices as well as large area field emitters in general.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering