Enhanced Cold Cathode Electron Emission from ZnO Nanostructure Attached Amorphous Carbon Nanotubes

  • Supratim MaityEmail author
  • Kalyan Kumar Chattopadhyay
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 215)


Amorphous carbon nanotubes (aCNTs) were produced by simple low temperature synthesis technique. In this synthesis technique a chemical reaction occurs between ferrocene and ammonium chloride at a temperature ~250 °C in an air furnace. Flower like zinc oxide (ZnO) nanostructure were attached with the aCNTs. The as synthesized samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM) and high resolution transmission electron microscope (HRTEM). ZnO-aCNT hybrid nanostructure exhibited enhanced field emission properties with a turn-on field as low as 2.6 V/μm. The improvement of the field emission property may be attributed to the high enhancement factor and increased roughness of the hybrid sample.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Thin Film & Nanoscience Laboratory, Department of PhysicsJadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia

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