Chapter 6. Novel Cold Cathode Materials
- Wei Zhu Ph.D.
Published Online: 15 APR 2002
Copyright © 2001 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
How to Cite
Zhu, W., Baumann, P. K. and Bower, C. A. (2001) Novel Cold Cathode Materials, in Vacuum Microelectronics (ed W. Zhu), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471224332.ch6
Bell Laboratories—Lucent Technologies, 600 Mountain Avenue, Murray Hill, NJ 07974, USA
- Published Online: 15 APR 2002
- Published Print: 1 OCT 2001
Print ISBN: 9780471322443
Online ISBN: 9780471224334
- novel cold cathodes;
- carbon emitter;
- diamond emitter;
- carbon nanotube emitter;
- diamond-like carbon emitter;
- surface conduction emitter (SCE);
- metal-insulator-metal (MIM) emitter;
- ferroelectric emitter;
- negative electron affinity (NEA)
Chapter 6 describes emerging new cathodes by reviewing field emission properties of carbon-based field emitters, including diamond, diamond-like carbon and carbon nanotube materials, and discussing physical mechanisms involved and potential device applications that are being explored. Three non-carbon based cathodes—surface conduction emitters (SCEs), ferroelectric emitters and metal-insulator-metal (MIM) emitters—are also briefly reviewed.