Vacuum electron field emission from SnO2 nanowhiskers synthesized by thermal evaporation

S. H. Luo, Q. Wan, W. L. Liu, M. Zhang, Z. F. Di, S. Y. Wang, Z. T. Song, C. L. Lin, Jiyan Dai

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Rod-shaped and wire-shaped SnO2 nanowhiskers were synthesized by thermal evaporating of tin powders at 900°C. Three Raman peaks (474, 632, 774 cm-1) showed the typical feature of the rutile phase of as-synthesized SnO2 nanowhiskers, which was consistent with the result of x-ray diffraction. A relatively low turn-on field of 1.37 V μm -1 at a current density of 0.1 μA cm-2 was obtained. The dependence of emission current density on the electric field followed a Fowler-Nordheim relationship. Our results indicated that SnO2 nanowhiskers had an interesting FE property as a wide band gap semiconductor.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1424-1427
Number of pages4
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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