Relationship between field emission properties and spatial distributions of emission sites: Diamond films and graphitic carbon films

Jae Yeob Shim, Eung Joon Chi, Hong Koo Baik, Kie Moon Song, Se Jong Lee

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The field emission properties and spatial distribution of emission sites for both diamond and graphitic carbon films are investigated. Field emission measurements of diamond films indicated that threshold voltages apparently became lower as nondiamond carbon content increased. It is confirmed that the spatial images of diamond films are not strongly dependent on the morphological change but on the nondiamond content so that the field emission mechanism can be modified by the control of the nondiamond carbon content. The spatial distributions of emission sites for graphitic carbon films have been shown to depend on not the nondiamond carbon content but the thickness and distribution of the sheet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1035-1039
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Mar 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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