The electric potential change in a single TaSi2 nanowire during field emission was visualized by means of electron holography. During the field emission, the interference fringes of the electron hologram were blurred locally between the TaSi2 nanowire and anode. This phenomenon was interpreted as being due to a change in the electric potential of approximately 1 V in the TaSi2 nanowire after each ballistic emission. The experiments on the single TaSi2 nanowire field emission behavior provide the useful information for understanding the field emission in the nano-field-emitting device.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanical Engineering