Polymer supported carbon nanotube arrays for field emission and sensor devices

Paul C.P. Watts, Stephen M. Lyth, Ernest Mendoza, S. Ravi P. Silva

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Abstract

The authors report a simple method for providing a polymer support structure for carbon nanotube (CNT) arrays for device applications. This method has a twofold effect: firstly it secures the nanotubes to the substrate and secondly it significantly decreases the threshold field for field emission from 26.2 to 9.7 V/ μm. This method ensures that the main body and tips of the CNTs are polymer-free and therefore can also be applied to CNT sensor array device fabrication.

Original languageEnglish
Article number103113
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume89
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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