Field emission applications of graphene

Matthew T. Cole, William I. Milne, Chi Li, Wei Lei, Boaping Wang, Toby Hallam, Georg S. Duesberg

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Abstract

Graphene has a huge variety of unique optoelectronic properties. Its recent rapid emergence and demonstrable richness in electron transport has been unprecedented. This atomically thin, ordered structure has exceptionally high attainable aspect ratios-potentially higher even than that of carbon nanotubes-whilst defective edge terminations rich in dangling bonds render it superior to metallic nanowires; qualifying graphene as a striking candidate for a variety of field emission applications following the addressing of various challenging fabrication issues. Herein we present a few potential uses of graphene in electron emission applications; specifically in micro-contact printing nanoscale fin electron sources, an edge-emission graphene-based video-rate display, and a highly electron transparent gate electrode capable of flat-band transparency and high beam collimation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnical Digest - 2014 27th International Vacuum Nanoelectronics Conference, IVNC 2014
PublisherIEEE
Pages228-229
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781479953080
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2014 27th International Vacuum Nanoelectronics Conference, IVNC 2014 - Engelberg, Switzerland
Duration: 6 Jul 201410 Jul 2014

Conference

Conference2014 27th International Vacuum Nanoelectronics Conference, IVNC 2014
CountrySwitzerland
CityEngelberg
Period6/07/1410/07/14

Keywords

  • chemical vapour deposition
  • electron emisison display
  • electron transparency
  • field emission
  • gate electrode
  • graphene
  • microprinting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Cole, M. T., Milne, W. I., Li, C., Lei, W., Wang, B., Hallam, T., & Duesberg, G. S. (2014). Field emission applications of graphene. In Technical Digest - 2014 27th International Vacuum Nanoelectronics Conference, IVNC 2014 (pp. 228-229). [6894827] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IVNC.2014.6894827