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In situ electrode manipulation for three terminal field emission characterization of individual carbon nanotubes

Smith, RC, Carey, JD, Cox, DC and Silva, SRP (2006) In situ electrode manipulation for three terminal field emission characterization of individual carbon nanotubes APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 89 (6), ARTN 0.

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In situ three terminal electron field emission characterization of an isolated multiwalled carbon nanotube has been performed, where both anode and gate electrodes are attached to high precision piezodrivers. All measurements are performed in a scanning electron microscope allowing accurate knowledge of the local environment of the nanotube to be obtained. It is shown that the presence of the grounded gate electrode screens the applied field by approximately 32%. This technique in positioning the gate and anode electrodes allows for an estimate of the gate transparency factor and demonstrates characterization of individual carbon nanotubes without the need for fabrication of arrays of emitters.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Advanced Technology Institute > Nano-Electronics Centre
Authors :
Smith, RC
Cox, DC
Silva, SRP
Date : 7 August 2006
DOI : 10.1063/1.2335604
Uncontrolled Keywords : Science & Technology, Physical Sciences, Physics, Applied, Physics, EMITTERS, FILMS, in-situ electrical characterisation, single carbon nanotube electronics, nanomanipulation and FIB
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The following article appeared in Applied Physics Letters, 89 (6) and may be found at

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Date Deposited : 13 Dec 2012 13:25
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