A high area density of field-induced electron emission sites has been observed on broad-area (12 mm in diameter) CVD diamond films deposited on molybdenum substrates. Furthermore, it was found that the density increased with the electric field applied to the surface of the films. These findings indicate that the CVD diamond film has to be seen as a potentially favoured candidate among electronic materials for the development of new types of cold cathode electron source.
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- Electrical and Electronic Engineering