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Influence of mechanical stress on electron field emission of multiwalled carbon nanotube-polymer composites

Poa, CHP, Smith, RC, Silva, SRP and Sun, CQ (2005) Influence of mechanical stress on electron field emission of multiwalled carbon nanotube-polymer composites JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B, 23 (2). 698 - 701.

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Abstract

Field emission properties of carbon nanotubes under mechanical stress have been investigated. The emission threshold fields initially decrease from 2.3 to 0.6 V/mm before rising back to 3.1 V/mm with increasing mechanical stress applied externally to the film. This behavior from nanotube composites has not been reported and is believed to be associated with modification to the work function of the nanotubes. This work suggests a possible application for these composite films as electromechanical high power switches.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science & Technology, Technology, Physical Sciences, Engineering, Electrical & Electronic, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Physics, Applied, Engineering, Science & Technology - Other Topics, Physics, AVERAGE GRAIN-SIZE, WORK FUNCTION, AMORPHOUS-CARBON, DIAMOND FILMS
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Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Advanced Technology Institute > Nano-Electronics Centre
Depositing User: Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2010 11:30
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:39
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/2631

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