Thick films of double walled carbon nanotubes (DWCN) were deposited on indium-tin-oxide (ITO) coated glass substrates by drop casting method and were studied for their field electron emission property in a parallel plate configuration using bare ITO coated glass as counter electrode. They show excellent field electron emission property with low turn-on-field of about 0.8 V/μm and threshold field of about 1.8 V/μm. Field enhancement factor calculated from the non-saturated region of the FN plot is about 1715. Field electron emission current was observed to be stable up to 3000 min, indicating thereby that DWCNs are excellent electron emitters with appreciable stable performance.
- Double walled carbon nanotubes
- Field electron emission
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Materials Chemistry