Electron field emission characteristics of planar field emission array with diamondlike carbon electron emitters

Chin Maw Lin, Shoou Jinn Chang, Meiso Yokoyama, Feng Yu Chuang, Chun Hui Tsai, Wen Chun Wang, I. Nan Lin

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Abstract

The electron emission characteristics of planar field emission arrays (FEAs), containing undoped and boron-doped diamondlike carbon (DLC) films as emitters, were investigated. The planar DLC FEAs require only 13.3 V/μm to turn on the electron field emission, whereas the boron-doped planar DLC FEAs requires an even lower electric field (9.8 V/μm) to trigger the electron emission. The boron-doped DLC films also possess an electron emission property highly superior to that of the undoped DLC films and exhibit a stable electron emission current of 938 μ A under a 20 V/μm bias voltage, which corresponds to a high emission current density of (Je)B-DLC = 128mA/cm2. These superior properties suggest that the boron-doped DLC FEAs are potentially useful as electron emitters in flat panel displays.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)890-893
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Volume38
Issue number2 A
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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