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Electron Field Emission From Diamond-Like Carbon

  • J Robertson (a1), S R P Silva (a2), G A J Amaratunga (a3) and W I Milne (a1)

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The low electron affinity of a-C:H is related to that of diamond surfaces and is studied using a chemical bonding model. The electron field emission from hydrogenated amorphous carbon (a-C:H) and nitrogen modified a-C:H showing low turn on fields are described. Nitrogen improves the field emission, apparently by raising the Fermi level.

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Electron Field Emission From Diamond-Like Carbon

  • J Robertson (a1), S R P Silva (a2), G A J Amaratunga (a3) and W I Milne (a1)

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