Field emission behavior of boron nitride nanotubes.

Author(s) Yun, K.Nam; Lee, S.Heon; Han, J.Soo; Song, Y.H.; Lee, C.Jin
Journal Nanotechnology
Date Published 2018 Feb 23
Abstract

The field emission properties of boron nitride nanotube (BNNT) field emitters according to vacuum pressure were demonstrated. During the short-term emission operation, the field emission behaviors were almost similar, regardless of the vacuum pressure, even though the turn-on electric field of the BNNT field emitter was slightly increased as the vacuum pressure increased. On the other hand, during the long-term emission operation, both the degradation and fluctuations of the emission current of the BNNT field emitters were dramatically increased as the vacuum pressure increased. The degradation of field emission properties of the BNNT emitters according to vacuum pressure is mainly attributed to the ion bombardment effect, rather than the oxidation effect. The field emission behavior under Ar ambient also strongly demonstrates that the degradation and the fluctuation of the emission current are largely dependent on the ion bombardment effect.

DOI 10.1088/1361-6528/aa9fdb
ISSN 1361-6528
Citation Yun KN, Lee SH, Han JS, Song Y-, Lee CJ. Field emission behavior of boron nitride nanotubes. Nanotechnology. 2018;29(8):085203.

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