Lateral field emitters fabricated using carbon nanotubes

A. S. Teh, S. B. Lee, K. B.K. Teo, M. Chhowalla, W. I. Milne, D. G. Hasko, H. Ahmed, G. A.J. Amaratunga

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We report on the fabrication of lateral emitters using carbon nanotubes (CNTs) grown via plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition (PECVD). Carbon nanotubes are dispersed randomly onto a substrate, mapped, contacted with metal, and by etching the substrate, a suspended lateral emitter structure is formed. Field emission measurements from the lateral emitters show a turn-on voltage as low as 12 V. The emission characteristics showed good fits to the Fowler-Nordheim (FN) theory indicating that conventional field emission was indeed observed from these devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)789-796
Number of pages8
JournalMicroelectronic Engineering
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2003
EventProceedings of the 28th International Conference on MNE - Lugano, Switzerland
Duration: Sep 16 2002Sep 19 2002


  • Carbon nanotube
  • Field emission
  • Lateral

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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