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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), ARTN 0.

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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/μm, whereas low dose ion irradiated fullerene film produces a threshold field as low as 9 V/μm. 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
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Advanced Technology Institute > Nano-Electronics Centre
Authors :
Kumar, A
Avasthi, DK
Tripathi, A
Filip, LD
Carey, JD
Pivin, JC
Date : 15 August 2007
DOI : 10.1063/1.2767227
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, field emission carbon
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Depositing User : Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited : 17 May 2013 11:04
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 14:56

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