Thermionic and field electron emission devices from diamond and carbon nanostructures

Robert J. Nemanich, Griff L. Bilbro, Eugene N. Bryan, Franz A. Koeck, Joshua R. Smith, Yingjie Tang

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Abstract

Electron emission from carbon materials has been based on two effects: field enhancement from conducting nanostructures and barrier lowering due to the negative electron affinity of diamond surfaces. Moreover, n-type doping with P and N can enable a low work function. This presentation details the significant scientific issues related to thermionic and field electron emission and describes potential applications ranging from energy conversion, sensors, high power electronics, and nano electronics and photonics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationINEC 2010 - 2010 3rd International Nanoelectronics Conference, Proceedings
Pages56-57
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 5 2010
Event2010 3rd International Nanoelectronics Conference, INEC 2010 - Hongkong, China
Duration: Jan 3 2010Jan 8 2010

Publication series

NameINEC 2010 - 2010 3rd International Nanoelectronics Conference, Proceedings

Other

Other2010 3rd International Nanoelectronics Conference, INEC 2010
CountryChina
CityHongkong
Period1/3/101/8/10

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Nemanich, R. J., Bilbro, G. L., Bryan, E. N., Koeck, F. A., Smith, J. R., & Tang, Y. (2010). Thermionic and field electron emission devices from diamond and carbon nanostructures. In INEC 2010 - 2010 3rd International Nanoelectronics Conference, Proceedings (pp. 56-57). [5424519] (INEC 2010 - 2010 3rd International Nanoelectronics Conference, Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/INEC.2010.5424519