Investigation of electron emission from Si and hot filament CVD diamond

J. Y. Shim, E. J. Chi, S. J. Rho, H. K. Baik

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The field emission characteristics of the Si emitters and the diamond coated Si emitters are investigated. The Fowler-Nordheim plots of the two types of Si emitters show linear slopes. It means that the I-V characteristics follow the Fowler-Nordheim relation. Field emission for the two types of diamond coated Si emitters exhibits significant enhancement both in turn-on voltage and total emission current. The Raman spectrum shows that the high intensity graphite peak is observed with diamond peak and thereby large amounts of graphite may be included in the diamond grain boundary. It seems to be thought that the graphite participates in the low field emission. However, further investigations are needed to understand whether the graphite may enhance the emission characteristics of diamond or not.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-408
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: 1996 Apr 81996 Apr 12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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