Friday, June 28, 2013

1306.6459 (P. T. Murray et al.)

Evidence for Adsorbate-Enhanced Field Emission from Carbon Nanotube

P. T. Murray, T. C. Back, M. M. Cahay, S. B. Fairchild, B. Maruyama, N. P. Lockwood, M. Pasquali
We used residual gas analysis (RGA) to identify the species desorbed during field emission (FE) from a carbon nanotube (CNT) fiber. The RGA data show a sharp threshold for H2 desorption at an external field strength that coincides with a breakpoint in the FE data. A comprehensive model for the gradual transition of FE from adsorbate-enhanced CNTs at low bias to FE from CNTs with reduced H2 adsorbate coverage at high bias is developed which accounts for the gradual desorption of the H2 adsorbates, alignment of the CNTs at the fiber tip, and importance of self-heating effects with applied bias.
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