Stable field emission performance of SiC-nanowire-based cathodes

Dong Wan Kim, Young Jin Choi, Kyoung Jin Choi, Jae Gwan Park, Jae Hwan Park, Sergei M. Pimenov, Vadim D. Frolov, Nikolay P. Abanshin, Boris I. Gorfinkel, Nikolay M. Rossukanyi, Alexander I. Rukovishnikov

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In this paper we report the fabrication and testing of diode-type low-voltage field emission display (FED) devices with SiC-nanowire-based cathodes. The SiC-nanowire FEDs (flat vacuum lamps) were characterized by low emission threshold fields (∼2 V μm-1), high current density and stable long-term performance. The analysis of field emission data evidenced that the Schottky effect would have a considerable influence on the field emission from nanowire-based samples, leading to the true values of the field enhancement factor being significantly lower than those derived from Fowler-Nordheim plots.

Original languageEnglish
Article number225706
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun 4
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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