Effect of nondiamond carbon on electron transport path of field-emitted electrons from undoped polycrystalline diamond films

Jae Yeob Shim, Hong Koo Baik, Kie Moon Song

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The electron transport path that depends strongly on the nondiamond carbon content in undoped polycrystalline diamond films was studied by examining the spatial distribution of emission sites and the electrolytic decoration method. Results indicate that electron transport preferentially through the conductive grain boundaries for the case of film with a large amount of nondiamond carbon, while electron transport occurs mainly through the diamond surface for film with a relatively small amount of nondiamond carbon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1977-1982
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces and Films
Issue number4 II
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jul 1
Event46th National Symposium of the American Vacuum Society - Seatlle, WA, USA
Duration: 1999 Oct 251999 Oct 29


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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