The production of transparent carbon nanotube field emitters using inkjet printing

Jin Won Song, Yong Shin Kim, Yeo Hwan Yoon, Eung Sug Lee, Chang Soo Han, Yousuk Cho, Dojin Kim, Junseop Kim, Naesung Lee, Young Gwan Ko, Hee Tae Jung, Soo Hyun Kim

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This study reports the field-emission characteristics of transparent single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) film printed using an inkjet. Pure SWCNTs dispersed in dimethylformamide were printed in a transparent layer on indium-tin oxide-coated glass and annealed at 350 °C. The SWCNTs were aligned vertically through a surface treatment that involved detaching a sticky tape off. The front and back of the fabricated device produced simultaneous emissions of identical quality. In addition, inkjet printing directly achieved a patterned emission, without a secondary pattern process. This method provides a scheme to fabricate direct aligned SWCNT patterns without using additives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1513-1516
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Center for Nanoscale Mechatronics and Manufacturing (CNMM), one of 21C Frontier Program in Korea.

Copyright 2009 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.


  • Field emitter
  • Inkjet printing
  • Single-walled carbon nanotubes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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