Improved field emission properties of ag-decorated multi-walled carbon nanotubes

Z. D. Lin, Sheng Joue Young, Chih Hung Hsiao, Shoou Jinn Chang, C. S. Huang

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A field emission is fulfilled by utilizing the vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (CNTs) decorating their external surface with Ag-nanoparticles. It is found that the average length and diameter of the CNTs are ∼ 4.52μ m and 45 nm, respectively. We also coated Ag nanoparticles ∼5 nm onto the nanotube surfaces and fabricated CNTs for field emission. The turn-on field and current density of the CNTs clearly indicate that the field emission of the coated-Ag is enhanced considerably. In this letter, the decoration of Ag nanoparticles effectively decreased the effective work function (Φeff) and turn-on field (Eto).

Original languageEnglish
Article number6504473
Pages (from-to)1017-1019
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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