Bhalchandra, A.K. and Vijayamohanan, K.Pillai and Dattatray, J. L. and Padmakar, G. C. and Farid, J. S. and Mahendra, A. M. and Dilip, S. J. (2010) High current density, low threshold field emission from functionalized carbon nanotube bucky paper. Applied Physics Letters. ISSN 0003-6951

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Field emission studies of bucky paper of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs), prepared after microwave (MW) assisted acid functionalization are reported along with a comparison with that of “as-grown” sample. MW treated bucky papers reveal an interesting linear field emission behavior in Fowler–Nordheim plot. The field emission currents at preset value are found to be remarkably stable over a period of more than 3 h sustaining current densities of 4.9 mA/cm2 and 8.5 mA/cm2 for “as-grown” and functionalized sample, respectively. The enhancement in the field emission due to functionalization has been discussed in terms of tip opening and defect induced charge transport caused by intershell and intertubular interaction.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: multi-walled carbon Nanotube; microwave assisted; bucky paper
Subjects: Electroinorganic
Fuel Cells
Electrochemical Analysis
Depositing User: Sri Vamshi
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2012 02:58
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2012 08:13

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