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Formation and characterization of carbon nanowires

Kumar, A, Avasthi, DK, Tripathi, A, Filip, LD, Carey, JD and Pivin, JC (2007) Formation and characterization of carbon nanowires JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 102 (4). ? - ?. ISSN 0021-8979

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Abstract

This article reports on the formation and electronic characteristics of conducting carbon nanowires produced by swift heavy ion irradiation of a fullerene thin film. This study shows that it is possible to create arrays of carbon nanowires, which are perfectly parallel to each other and perpendicular to the substrate. As-deposited fullerene films exhibit poor field emission characteristics with breakdown fields as high as 51 V/mu m, whereas low dose ion irradiated fullerene film produces a threshold field as low as 9 V/mu m. The present approach of making conducting carbon nanowires by ion irradiation for potential field emitters and large area applications is also discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science & Technology, Physical Sciences, Physics, Applied, Physics, FIELD-EMISSION PROPERTIES, AMORPHOUS-CARBON, THIN-FILMS, NANOTUBE FILMS, C-60, ENHANCEMENT, DEPOSITION, TRANSPORT, NANORODS, CLUSTERS
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Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Advanced Technology Institute > Nano-Electronics Centre
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:05
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2013 13:59
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/68

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